Sheriff Ike Fuller

Sheriff Ike Fuller

Brown County Sheriff's Department, South Dakota

End of Watch Sunday, July 1, 1923

Ike Fuller

Sheriff Fuller was shot and killed by a prisoner on the Great Northern Railroad near Moorhead, South Dakota, while returning to Aberdeen. The suspect had escaped from the Aberdeen jail and was being returned to the jail after being arrested. The suspect was restrained in leg and hand irons and was sitting opposite Sheriff Fuller. He motioned to the sheriff that he wanted to whisper something, and when the sheriff leaned forward the suspect grabbed the gun out of his holster and shot Sheriff Fuller to death.

The suspect then ordered another passenger to unlock the handcuffs and leg manacles. The suspect then jumped from the moving train. The suspect was shot and killed by detectives in St. Paul, Minnesota, on August 17, 1923.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sheriff Fuller,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Brown County.


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July 1, 2016

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