Chief Anton J. Steffes

Chief Anton J. Steffes

Chilton Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Sunday, April 5, 1942

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Anton J. Steffes

Chief Steffes died of serious head injuries he sustained in a fight with the owner of a local bar. The owner told police that he and Chief Steffes were arguing outside the bar about the 1:00 a.m. closing ordinance when the chief stepped backwards; stumbled on a damaged section of the sidewalk; fell and hit his head on the curb.

The suspect was charged with manslaughter. He was acquitted at his trial on July 16, 1942.


  • Age 76
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Acquitted

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Chief Steffes,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chilton. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 5, 2022

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