Town Marshal Rudolph Maurer

Town Marshal Rudolph Maurer

South Haven Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, November 23, 1922

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Rudolph Maurer

Town Marshal Rudolph Maurer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several trespassers near the town's railroad station.

Earlier in the day, Marshal Maurer had ordered the men out of the local train depot. Later in the evening he encountered them again sitting by a campfire next to the railroad tracks. He was shot by the suspects as he attempted to arrest them. The men were charged with his murder.

Marshal Maurer had served with the South Haven Police Department for two years. He was single at the time of his murder.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 23, 2011

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