Policeman Hemon Myron Personius

Policeman Hemon Myron Personius

Valley City Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Tuesday, August 28, 1906

Hemon Myron Personius

Policeman Hemon Personius was shot and killed while investigating the robbery of a train. The operator of the train that was robbed called ahead to another operator to alert the police of the incident and to be on the lookout when the train arrived in Valley City.

Policeman Personius, the chief, another officer, and a civilian, met the train when it arrived and began searching it. Policeman Personius caught one man and turned him over to the other officer. He began searching another boxcar and was shot twice as he shined his light into the car.

Policeman Personius had served with the agency for two and a half years and was survived by his wife, five sons, and two daughters.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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You are still remembered, even after 110 years. No amount of time could ever make this country forget your service and sacrifice to our country. RIP

John Haseltine - Civilian

August 28, 2016

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