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Town Marshal Henry Hanfeld | Dyersville Police Department, Iowa Dyersville Police Department, Iowa

Town Marshal

Henry Hanfeld

Dyersville Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch: Saturday, March 15, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Town Marshal Henry Hanfeld was shot and killed at approximately 7:00 am while attempting to arrest two youths, ages 16 and 17, who had just robbed a gas station in Luxemburg.

One of the boys fired a shot as they drove by Marshal Hanfeld, striking him in the heart. Both were apprehended two hours later by police officer in East Dubuque, Illinois.

Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On January 18th, 1934, Governor Clyde Herring commuted their sentences to 20 years.

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

Officer 11169
May 26, 2013

 

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