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The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .

Clay County Sheriff's Office


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Deputy Dayton died on Wednesday, March 20, 1929, as the result of being severely beaten while conducting an investigation into illegal liquor manufacturing behind a building. A suspect attacked and severely beat him. He was able to make it home where he died a short time later.

Deputy Dayton served the Clay County Sheriff's Office for 20 years and was 57 years old.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)