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The Iowa Department of Public Safety Peace Officer Memorial Page Remembers . . .
West Des Moines Police Department

MARSHAL M. ANTHONY SWATTA

Marshal M. Anthony Swatta

Marshal Swatta was shot and killed Wednesday, March 1, 1933, when he responded to the sound of a gunshot in front of the Valley Junction City Hall. A man who had just shot his step-son shot the marshal as he approached. The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Marshal Swatta was 43 years old.

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