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

Le Mars PD Patch

Officer Samuel Hamilton

Samual Hamilton

On November 24, 1888, while serving as a Special Policeman, Officer Hamilton was trying to quiet a group of young men who had just come out of the Club Room, a local establishment. A short melee broke out and a pistol shot was heard. Officer Hamilton was shot in the heart and died moments later on the sidewalk. One of the men, John Gainor was arrested for murder.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 05-11-2011 (JGL)