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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Thank you for planning the memorial written in CEdar Rapids newspaper,2016 for my uncle. I was only six years old when he was shot. But. Ido remember hearing about it. I want to contribute to the memorial fund and I would like a book when they are available. Arlene Comon, P.O. box 970, Prescott. Az.,86302.


December 14, 2016

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