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

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Constable Shepherd was shot and killed on Thursday, September 7, 1882, while attempting to arrest two brothers for a theft. He was shot twice in the chest as he approached the two. The suspects were both apprehended one year later and were lynched by a mob that broke into the jail.

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