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Chief of Police Leon August Willow City Police Department, North Dakota

Chief of Police

Leon August "Leo" Dagner

Willow City Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch: Sunday, August 27, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Chief of Police Leo Dagner suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting two drunk men and placing them in the town jail. He had just placed them into the cell when he collapsed.

He had not yet locked the cell door before collapsing. One of the men went outside and notified passersby of what happened.

Chief Dagner was survived by his wife, four sons, three brothers, and two sisters.

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Chief Dagner,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Willow City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
August 27, 2013


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