Marshal Abner Whitney was shot and killed after he and several other officers surrounded a house where two robbery suspects were hiding. When the officers entered the house the suspects opened fire, killing Marshal Whitney. One of the suspects was shot and killed by other officers and the second suspect was lynched by a mob.
Marshal Whitney had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his mother.
Missouri Valley Police Department
End of Watch: Apr. 28, 1894