City Marshal John Swearingen

City Marshal John Swearingen

Jefferson Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, June 21, 1902

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John Swearingen

Marshal Swearingen was shot and killed while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on a man for assault. When the man initially refused to surrender his friends attempted to talk him out of his home. After waiting a day Marshal Swearingen tried to arrest him again and was shot in the neck. A posse shot and killed the suspect in his home.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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No passage of time can ever erase your service or the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

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