Patrolman Vinton Jerry Margretz

Patrolman Vinton Jerry Margretz

Waterloo Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, June 7, 1925

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Vinton Jerry Margretz

Patrolman Vinton Margretz was killed in a motorcycle accident on Reber Avenue, near Marsh Street, while responding to a call.

He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Patrolman Margretz was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI. He had served with the Waterloo Police Department for a total of about 2 years on two separate occasions. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash


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My grandmother, Pauline, married your brother. She shared the story of your passing with me when I was young. She showed me your picture, the newspaper story, and the lock of your red hair. She then told me that my father was named for you, at your mother's request: Vinton Jerry Margretz
He was born April 23rd, 1926. He passed in 2015. Today, April 23rd, 2020, would have been his birthday.
Oh, I found him using his nickname: "Red"

Genevieve "Genny" Lynn Margret
Great niece

April 23, 2020

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