Chief of Police Leon August "Leo" Dagner

Chief of Police Leon August "Leo" Dagner

Willow City Police Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Sunday, August 27, 1933

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Leon August "Leo" Dagner

Chief of Police Leo Dagner suffered a fatal heart attack after arresting two drunk men and placing them in the town jail. He had just placed them into the cell when he collapsed.

He had not yet locked the cell door before collapsing. One of the men went outside and notified passersby of what happened.

Chief Dagner was survived by his wife, four sons, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

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

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

August 27, 2020

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