Town Marshal Leo Wilke

Town Marshal Leo Wilke

Homer Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Tuesday, June 4, 1940

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Leo Wilke

Marshal Wilke was killed in an explosion while attempting to rescue citizens from a local business during a major flood. An explosion occurred inside the business, killing Marshal Wilke and several of the citizens.

Marshal Wilke was survived by his wife.

The badge displayed on this memorial was Marshal Wilke's actual badge.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Explosion

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Marshal Wilke,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Homer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 4, 2020

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