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Patrolman Harold Clarence DeGear | Iowa State Patrol, Iowa Iowa State Patrol, Iowa


Harold Clarence DeGear

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch: Friday, February 19, 1954

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years, 6 months

Badge # 60

Military veteran

Cause: Struck by vehicle

Incident Date: 2/18/1954

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Patrolman Harold DeGear was killed when he was crushed between his patrol car and another car during a traffic stop in Cedar Rapids.

As he wrote a ticket to the driver of the vehicle he had stopped another vehicle attempted to pass a truck and struck the rear the Trooper DeGear's patrol car. Patrolman DeGear was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries the next day.

Patrolman DeGear was a U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran of both WWII and the Korean War. He had served with the Iowa Highway Patrol for 6-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman DeGear. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 3, 2014


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