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

Prairie City Police Department


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Officer Donald Hewitt was killed Saturday, December 3, 1977, in an automobile accident during a high-speed pursuit at 11:45 pm. He was attempting to position his vehicle in front of the suspect's car in order to slow it down. While maneuvering, his vehicle was struck broadside and he and a passenger were killed instantly.

Officer Hewitt was survived by his son and he was 24 years old.

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