Marshal Calvin Harvey Neal

Marshal Calvin Harvey Neal

McMinnville Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, November 21, 1921

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Calvin Harvey Neal

Marshal Calvin Neal died as a result of a ruptured blood vessel due to overexertion while struggling with a prisoner on two separate occasions near the post office and inside the police station.

He had arrested a subject due to public drunkenness and disorderly conduct at a restaurant. As he walked his prisoner to the police station a struggle ensued between both of them, lasting five minutes until the police chief came to his assistance.

While inside the police station the subject struck Marshal Neal in the face and pushed him towards a stove, knocking him down to the ground. He was able to quickly gain control of the subject and placed him inside a jail cell. After booking the subject he left the police station where he was noticed by the police chief as being pale and haggard. He acknowledged that he was okay and left the police station. Within a block of the police station, he collapsed. He was taken into a store where he was pronounced dead.

Marshal Neal served with the McMinnville Police Department for almost 30 years. He was survived by his wife and two adult children.


  • Age 66
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

disorderly, arrest attempt

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Marshal Neal,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of McMinnville.


United States Border Patrol

November 21, 2021

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