Sheriff James L. O'Malley

Sheriff James L. O'Malley

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, August 4, 1938

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James L. O'Malley

Sheriff James O'Malley was killed in an automobile accident while returning from Des Moines on a trip to receive the governor's signature for an extradition order. During severely dense fog his vehicle struck a bridge rail and he was killed.


  • Age 37
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

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