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Deputy Robert Fern McKinley

On March 13, 1947, Deputy McKinley was on duty and responding to Oakland, Iowa, to investigate a vehicle collision.  While traveling southbound on Highway 59 south of Avoca, his patrol vehicle left the roadway and plunged into a creek bed.  Deputy McKinley was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene.



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