Marshal Rolland P. Smith

Marshal Rolland P. Smith

Chelsea Marshal's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, December 5, 1901

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Rolland P. Smith

Marshal Rolland Smith was shot and killed when he interrupted several suspects burglarizing a bank in the middle of the night. Marshal Smith was shot in the head during an exchange of gunfire with the suspects.

The men were captured a few weeks later.

Marshal Smith was survived by his wife and young child.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Captured

bank robbery

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Rest in peace Marshall Smith. The lone son you left behind was my wonderful Grandfather. From this branch today you would have 4 great great grandchildren and 11 great great great grandchildren. I thank police officers repeatedly for their service and would have thanked you if I was able. Even though your life was short you left quite a legacy. God Bless our law enforcement.

John DePauw
Great Grandson

September 26, 2020

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