Iowa Department of Public Safety Public Information Bureau

DPS Main Page

Annual Report

Contact Us

Iowa Peace Officer Memorial

Press Releases

Press Release Archives

Recognition Awards

 
Search WWW Search DPS Website
The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .

Monona County Sheriff's Office Patch

SHERIFF
WILLIAM E. STRAIN

Photograph Not Available

Sheriff Strain succumbed to a gunshot wound on Friday, September 5, 1902. Sheriff strain was shot on Monday September 1, 1902, while attempting to arrest a man for making threats. The suspect was hiding in a cornfield and shot Sheriff Strain in the abdomen with a shotgun as the Sheriff searched for him.

The suspect, who fled the scene and remained at large for 42 years, was finally recognized by a citizen and apprehended in Spokane, Washington. The murder warrant was sent for, but before it could be served the suspect died. He was 86 years old.

Click here to view Memorial on the National Peace Officer Memorial Listing

Click here to view Memorial on the Officer Down Memorial Pages

| Return to Line of Duty Deaths |

  Mailbox
Click here to sign up for email notifications
Created: 01-15-2009
Last Updated: 02-05-2010 (JLR)