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Dubuque Police Department Patch


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Patrolman Norton was shot and killed on Wednesday, July 6, 1904, after responding to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Bluff Street. As he approached the house a man came out and opened fired with a .22 caliber rifle, striking Patrolman Norton in the heart. The suspect ran out into the street and was subdued by several citizens.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in Anamosa Penitentiary on March 5, 1905. He was pardoned by Governor George W. Clarke on March 26, 1914.

Patrolman Norton had served the Dubuque Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife, son and daughter.

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