Patrolman Daniel Norton

Patrolman Daniel Norton

Dubuque Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, July 6, 1904

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Daniel Norton

Patrolman Daniel Norton was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a residence at 930 Bluff Street.

As he approached the house, a man came out and opened fire, striking Patrolman Norton in the heart. The suspect ran out into the street and was subdued by several citizens.

The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in Anamosa Penitentiary on March 5, 1905. He was pardoned by Governor George W. Clarke on March 26, 1914.

Patrolman Norton had served with the Dubuque Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Pardoned in 1914


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Patrolman Norton,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Dubuque.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 6, 2024

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