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

 

MARSHAL
CHARLES JOHAN LODINE

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Marshal Charles Johan Lodine was the City Marshal for Albert City, Iowa, located in Buena Vista County. He was shot and mortally wounded in a gun battle with three bank robbers.

Three men, who had blown open a safe at the bank in Greenville, iowa, the night befre, were trapped at the depot in Albert City by Marshal Lodine and a Greenville posse. When ordered to surrender, the suspects open fired killing a posseman and wounding Marshal Lodine in the groin. The posse returned fire killing one suspect. The other two escaped into the country, but were captured a short time later. Marshal Lodine succumbed to his wounds a week later on Saturday, November 23, 1901.

The two captured suspects were convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to death on December 6, 1901. Their sentences were commuted to life in prison on January 21, 1903. One of the suspects died in prison on March 20, 1911.

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