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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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Dayton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 26, 2021

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