Iowa Department of Public Safety Public Information Bureau

DPS Main Page

Annual Report

Contact Us

Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

Press Releases

Press Release Archives

Recognition Awards

Search WWW Search DPS Website
The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .

Polk County Sheriff's Office Patch


Deputy Dewey Marshall

On October 30, 1926, Deputy Marshall was assisting Deputy Grover Brent from Sedalia, Missouri with a warrant and extradiction for William H. Boyd. When Deputies Marshall and Brent arrived at Boyd's residence in Mitchelville, Iowa, Boyd shot Deputy Marshall killing him and Deputy Brent wounding him. Boyd took Deputy Marshall's weapon and fled into a field.

The suspect surrendered himself to the sheriff ten days later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on December 17, 1926.

Click here to view Memorial on the National Peace Officer Memorial Listing

Click here to view Memorial on the Officer Down Memorial Pages

| Return to Line of Duty Deaths |

Click here to sign up for email notifications
Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)