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Des Moines Police Department


Harry Ogilvie

Patrolman Ogilvie was off duty riding around with friends when he observed a car driving recklessly. He was able to get the car stopped and was shot with a .45 caliber handgun while approaching it on Saturday, July 12, 1930. The suspect was captured and identified by Patrolman Ogilvie's friends.

The suspect told police that he did not know who Patrolman Ogilvie was when he jumped on the running board of his car and shot him out of fear. The suspect was tried and acquitted on October 18, 1930.

Patrolman Ogilvie served the Des Moines Police Department for eleven years and was 47 years old.

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Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 03-12-2012 (JGL)