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Police Officer Emil Arthur Speth

Davenport Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, January 26, 1917

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Reflections for Police Officer Emil Arthur Speth

Great Great granddaughters visited today. Descendants of Emil's son who was 3 months old when Emil was killed.

Amanda Speth Alonso
Great granddaughter

July 1, 2023

Rest in peace Patrolman Speth.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 20, 2021

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Speth. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

May 23, 2013

Although you nver met him, my best friends father served and retired from Davenport PD. They have never forgot you and either will I. You are a true Hero Sir and RIP. Yes your Killer was pardoned but that doesn't mean that he won't be punished one day. I pray and have faith with god.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

January 26, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I was angered when I read your killer was pardoned after only serving four years. You share your eow date with another officer whose killer was paroled after only five years. Between you two, you left thirteen children. Both your families were denied justice and the pardons were disgraceful.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 26, 2012

Patrolman Speth,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Davenport. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. First a 17 year sentence and then being pardoned after only serving four years? I sure don't call that justice.



January 26, 2009


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 22, 2008

wow I wish I could have meet u. But you'll always be in my heart and mind for the service u did.


Eric Speth-Menes
Great,Great Nephew

January 9, 2008

All gave some, some gave all. God Bless you brother - keep me safe while I patrol the streets you once did.

Davenport Police Officer

January 4, 2006

So many years have passed and yet you are still remembered.

January 26, 2005

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