Deputy Sheriff Louis H. Dayton

Deputy Sheriff Louis H. Dayton

Clay County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, March 20, 1929

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Louis H. Dayton

Deputy Louis Dayton died as the result of being severely beaten while conducting an investigation into illegal liquor manufacturing behind a building. A suspect attacked and severely beat him. He was able to make it home where he died a short time later.

Deputy Dayton had served with the agency for 20 years.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Dayton,
On today, 90thh anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Clay County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 20, 2019

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