Assistant Chief of Police Menzo C. Grady

Assistant Chief of Police Menzo C. Grady

Muscatine Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, July 4, 1947

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Menzo C. Grady

Assistant Chief Menzo Grady suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to the scene of an automobile accident during a soap box derby in the town.

An accident occurred a short distance away. Assistant Chief Grady ran up a hill to the accident scene in 100-degree temperatures and assisted with pulling the victims from the car.

He collapsed shortly after returning to the derby.

Assistant Chief Grady had served in law enforcement for over 30 years. He was survived by his daughter and 18 grandchildren.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

accident scene, weather

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Asst. Chief Grady,
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 Muscatine. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 4, 2022

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