Night Marshal Richard Lansing "Dick" Eggleston

Night Marshal Richard Lansing "Dick" Eggleston

Osceola Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, November 22, 1917

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Richard Lansing "Dick" Eggleston

Night Marshal Dick Eggleston was killed when a wall collapsed on him as he assisted with fighting a fire at a commercial building at the intersection of Jefferson Street and Main Street.

As Marshal Eggleston was in the back alley with several citizens and firefighters an explosion occurred inside the building, causing the wall to collapse. Marshal Eggleston and a citizen were killed, and a firefighter was injured.

Marshal Eggleston had served with the Osceola Police Department for two years and had previously served with the Clarke County for four years.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. After 100 years you are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 22, 2017

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