Patrolman Sylvan E. Dykstra

Patrolman Sylvan E. Dykstra

Sioux City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1953

Sylvan E. Dykstra

Patrolman Sylvan Dykstra was accidentally shot and killed by another officer at the department's booking window.

The officers were standing on opposite sides of the window discussing a case when the other officer's weapon discharged. The round struck Patrolman Dykstra in the head, killing him.

Patrolman Dykstra had served with the Sioux City Police Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Rest in Peace, Patrolman Dykstra. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

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