Patrolman Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Patrolman Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, May 18, 1949

Harold Emmerson Klinkefus

Patrolman Harold Klinkefus was killed in an automobile accident 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 had served with the Iowa State Patrol for six years.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Patrolman Klinkefus,
On today, the 69th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO-but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

May 18, 2017

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