Town Marshal Henry Hanfeld

Town Marshal Henry Hanfeld

Dyersville Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, March 15, 1930

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Henry Hanfeld

Town Marshal Henry Hanfeld was shot and killed at approximately 7:00 am while attempting to arrest two youths, ages 16 and 17, who had just robbed a gas station in Luxemburg.

One of the boys fired a shot as they drove by Marshal Hanfeld, striking him in the heart. Both were apprehended two hours later by police officer in East Dubuque, Illinois.

Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On January 18th, 1934, Governor Clyde Herring commuted their sentences to 20 years. One was paroled in 1936 and the other in 1937.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Paroled

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Rest in Peace, Town Marshal Hanfeld. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 26, 2013

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