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 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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Rest in peace Patrolman Klinkefus.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2020

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