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Memorial to Elmer A. Swanson

Elmer Swanson

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: July 6, 1932
Rank: Officer
Years of Service: 11 months 
Marital Status: Married
Location of Death: 506 First Street, SE


Officer Swanson was on perimeter guard for a barricade situation at 506 First Street, SE. Tear gas was fired into the house and the suspect came running out of the house, firing wildly. A bullet struck Officer Swanson in the forehead, causing his death.

The suspect was wounded and captured. He stated, "I just did it for some fun!" 



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