Deputy Marshal John Francis Conway

Deputy Marshal John Francis Conway

Carroll Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, May 21, 1921

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John Francis Conway

Deputy Marshal John Conway was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man wanted for passing a forged check.

He and the town's night marshal located the man in the railroad yards prompting the man to flee. Deputy Marshal Conway caught the suspect but was shot three times in the ensuing struggle.

Deputy Marshal Conway was a WWI veteran.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

foot pursuit, fraud

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Deputy Marshal Conway,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army in Europe during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

May 21, 2021

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