City Marshal Abner Whitney

City Marshal Abner Whitney

Missouri Valley Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, April 28, 1894

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Abner Whitney

Marshal Abner Whitney was shot and killed after he and several other officers surrounded a house where two robbery suspects were hiding. When the officers entered the house the suspects opened fire, killing Marshal Whitney. One of the suspects was shot and killed by other officers and the second suspect was lynched by a mob.

Marshal Whitney had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his mother.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Marshal Whitney,
On today, the 130th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Missouri Valley.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 28, 2024

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