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

Dayton Police Department


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Marshal Peter Larson succumbed to a gunshot wound on Wednesday, January 3, 1894. He was shot the previous night while trying to quell a disturbance. The incident occurred when he and several citizens confronted a group of people who had come to town from Boone County to break up a dance.

Marshal Larson served with the Dayton Police Department for seven years.

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