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

 

Officer Robert Heller

Robert Heller

Officer Robert Heller arrived at a domestic disturbance on the south side of Avoca, Iowa, on June 20, 1886. Officer Heller announced himself at the residence  and was fatally wounded by a shotgun blast from the drunk offender, William Farrell. Farrell then turned the gun on himself, dying of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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