Night Marshal M. Anthony Swatta

Night Marshal M. Anthony Swatta

West Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, March 1, 1933

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M. Anthony Swatta

Night Marshal Anthony Swatta was shot and killed when he responded to the sound of a gunshot in front of the Valley Junction City Hall. A man who had just shot his step-son shot the marshal as he approached.

The suspect then shot and killed himself.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Night Marshal Swatta.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 12, 2020

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