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

Muscatine Police Department

OFFICER
JACOB NEIBERT

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Officer Neibert was shot and killed Saturday, June 13, 1896, after arresting two hobos for vagrancy. The two men overpowered him and shot him. He was able to give other officers a description of the two men before succumbing to his wounds. The two men were arrested but were later released when it was determined they had nothing to do with the murder. The killers were never identified.

Officer Neibert was a Civil War Veteran, having served with the 35th Iowa Infantry. He was 55 years old.

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