Sergeant Augustus C. Becker

Sergeant Augustus C. Becker

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, February 19, 1904

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Augustus C. Becker

Sergeant Augustus Becker suffered a fatal stroke while transporting an injured man to Mercy Hospital.

He had assigned as the wagon man for the night and was also responsible for driving the city ambulance. He had responded to the Chicago Great Western Railroad's roundhouse, in the area of Thomas Beck Road, and placed the injured man into the ambulance. Moments later he collapsed in the ambulance's seat. He was taken to Mercy Hospital where he died several hours later.

Sergeant Becker was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and several grown children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness

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