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Town Marshal John Finley | Morning Sun Police Department, Iowa Morning Sun Police Department, Iowa

Town Marshal

John Finley

Morning Sun Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Monday, October 5, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/20/1896

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Pardoned in 1914

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Town Marshal John Finley succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 15 days earlier by a man he arrested for disturbing the peace outside of the home of man's ex-wife. The suspect suddenly produced a gun and shot Marshal Finley as he was escorting him to jail.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison March 24, 1897. He was pardoned by Governor George W. Clarke October 20th, 1914.

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Rest in Peace, Town Marshal Finley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014


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