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

Burlington Police Department

CAPTAIN JOSEPH CLEMENT FEELY

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Captain Feely was shot and killed on Saturday, December 18, 1926, when he attempted to stop a man who was suspected of having a gun. The suspect shot Captain Feely in the head as the captain fired back striking the suspect in the hip.

The suspect was paroled from prison in 1921 after serving 12 years for murder. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on May 2, 1927.

Captain Feely was 41 years old.

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