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Deputy Sheriff Wendell Fay Dilworth | Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

Deputy Sheriff

Wendell Fay Dilworth

Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch: Friday, December 16, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed

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Deputy Dilworth was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a man wanted for rape. When he and another deputy entered a house to arrest the man the suspect and a second man confronted them with pistols. Deputy Dilworth was shot in the head when he attempted to disarm one of the suspects. The second deputy was shot in the back twice and wounded. The suspect was apprehended and hanged for Deputy Dilworth's murder.
Deputy Dilworth was survived by his wife and daughter.

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Dilworth. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 23, 2013

 

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