Night Watchman Samuel H. Hamilton

Night Watchman Samuel H. Hamilton

Le Mars Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, November 24, 1888

Samuel H. Hamilton

Night Watchman Samuel Hamilton was shot and killed as he confronted a group of men who were creating a disturbance.

The men had just left a club room and were walking south on Main Street and making a great deal of noise. When Night Watchman Hamilton attempted to quiet them, a fight broke out, and one of the men opened fire with a pistol. Night Watchman Hamilton was killed instantly.

The shooter was later arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 8 years in prison December 26, 1889.

Night Watchman Hamilton was 27-years old, and had served with the Le Mars Police for a year and 3 months. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to 8 years

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Samuel,
On today, the 128th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Le Mars.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

November 24, 2016

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