Deputy Sheriff Dewey Marshall

Deputy Sheriff Dewey Marshall

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Iowa

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1926

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Dewey Marshall

Deputy Sheriff Dewey Marshall was shot and killed while accompanying the sheriff of Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri, to serve a warrant that had been issued on a man in Mitchellville, Iowa.

When the officers arrived at the man's rented farmhouse one-half mile northwest of Mitchellville, the man fatally shot Deputy Marshall and wounded the Pettis County sheriff. The man took Deputy Marshall's weapon and fled into a field.

The suspect, who was wanted on a hog stealing charge, surrendered himself to the sheriff ten days later. He was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 17th, 1926. He was paroled in January of 1960.

Deputy Marshall, a crack-shot WWI Army veteran, was survived by his wife and four-year-old daughter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1960

larceny, warrant service

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 29, 2014

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