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

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

SHERIFF JAMES LEO O'MALLEY

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Sheriff O'Malley was killed Monday, August 1, 1938, in an automobile accident while returning from Des Moines on a trip to receive the governor's signature for an extradition order. During severely dense fog his vehicle struck a bridge rail and he was killed.

Sheriff O'Malley was 37 years old.

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