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

Waterloo Police Department


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Patrolman Margretz was killed on Sunday, June 7, 1925, in a motorcycle accident on Reber Avenue, near Marsh Street, while responding to a call. He was thrown from the motorcycle and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to Presbyterian Hospital where he died approximately one hour later.

Patrolman Margretz was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWI. He served with the Wateloo Police Department for 2 years on two separate occasions. He was 26 years old and survived by his wife.

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