Sheriff Leonard James Bulman

Sheriff Leonard James Bulman

Allamakee County Sheriff's Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1946

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Leonard James Bulman

Sheriff Bulman was shot and killed while attempting to serve an insanity warrant on a man in Postville, Iowa. As Sheriff Bulman and other deputies entered the room the man opened fire with a shotgun, killing the sheriff. Other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect. He was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge S3-1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sheriff Bulman,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Allamakee County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 19, 2021

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