Patrolman Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Patrolman Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, May 18, 1949

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Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Patrolman Harold Klinkefus was killed in an automobile crash when his cruiser was struck by a tractor-trailer on US 34 near Red Oak.

Another car attempted to turn left, and the truck attempted to stop suddenly in order to avoid a collision. The truck jack-knifed and struck the side of Patrolman Klinkefus' car, causing him to be ejected.

Patrolman Klinkefus was a United States Army World War II veteran and had served with the Iowa State Patrol for six years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 119
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

patrol, vehicle crash

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God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

January 29, 2024

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