Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Village Marshal Harold T. Swanson

Altona Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, January 23, 1965

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Reflections for Village Marshal Harold T. Swanson

Harold was my first cousins Nancy and Cindy Swanson's grandfather. I remember even as a child how devastated his son, my Uncle Hughie was over the senseless death of his father. What this story left out was how he was able to stand while awaiting for backup. He knew he was going to collapse so he looped his belt through the handle of a near by car door. He was determined to bring this monster to justice. What a travesty that this horrible man got off with basically a slap on the wrist while this amazing man perished. He would have been so proud of my cousins and the beautiful women they are.

Gloria Shory

April 29, 2022

You were a true warrior to the end. Thank you for your courage. Rest in peace sir.

Fellow citizen

January 23, 2022

Rest in peace Village Marshal Swanson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 7, 2021

Marshall Swanson's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 5-2-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

May 2, 2016

Wow, despite being shot you walked two blocks with the bad guy and then waited for back-up! You sir, are a true hero. I salute you and thanks to this web page your actions will always be remembered.

Detective Thomas Downes

January 23, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

December 18, 2012

Rest in Peace, Marshal Swanson. Your sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer 11169

April 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 47th 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. .

Rest In Peace

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

January 23, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir. A true Hero you are, May you RIP Marshal Swanson.

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

January 23, 2012


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 15, 2008

From the staff and members of Police Wives Online we would like to thank you for your service Marshal Swanson, you will never be forgotten! You are a true hero.

January 15, 2006

We honor your memory and service to law enforcement. A job well done. Please watch over us as we continue your work.

Sgt. Tracy A. Easterday
Lawrence Police Department - Indiana

March 25, 2005

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