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

Dubuque County Sheriff's Office


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Constable Scanlon was shot and killed Tuesday, July 13, 1880, while trying to arrest a suspect for the brutal beating of his wife, according to Newspaper accounts of the incident. Constable Scanlon's body was then thrown into a local river where fishermen recovered it the next day.

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