Jailer Harry Euban Davis

Jailer Harry Euban Davis

Marshall County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, September 9, 1978

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Harry Euban Davis

Jailer Harry Davis was shot and killed by a man who opened fire on the county jail's lobby using a high powered rifle at approximately 1:15 am.

Jailer Davis was sitting in the lobby when the man entered and opened fire from outside of the building in Marshalltown, firing a rifle and a revolver through the front windows. The subject was captured later in the day and charged with first-degree murder.

It is believed he mistook Jailer Davis for the county sheriff, whom he held a grudge against.

Jailer Davis had served with the Marshall County Sheriff's Office as a part-time jailer for only two weeks. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Charged with murder

ambush, retaliation

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 9, 2020

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