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Polk County Sheriff's Office Patch

DEPUTY
DEWEY MARSHALL

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.

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