Sheriff Leland Fry

Sheriff Leland Fry

Benton County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, November 5, 1938

Leland Fry

Sheriff Leland Fry succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day in Garrison, Iowa, where he had gone to arrest a man. During the arrest the suspect shot Sheriff Fry in the abdomen. The suspect then committed suicide.

Sheriff Fry had served as sheriff for nearly three years and was survived by his wife, Hazel, and their children, Dale and Shirley.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 6-1

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 4, 1938
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Sheriff Fry,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of of Leland County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 5, 2018

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