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

Des Moines Police Department

SERGEANT RUPERT L. SHEPHERD

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Sergeant Shepherd was killed in a motorcycle accident on Friday, August 1, 1930, while on routine patrol. As he rode his motorcycle across the streetcar tracks at 29th and University Avenue his tires got caught in the track grooves, throwing him off balance. As he tried to regain control he was thrown into a steel trolley pole. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Sergeant Shepard served the Des Moines Police Department for seven years.

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