Patrolman Norton was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Bluff Street. As he approached the house a man came out and opened fire, striking Patrolman Norton in the heart. The suspect ran out into the street and was subdued by several citizens.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in Anamosa Penitentiary March 5, 1905. He was pardoned by Governor George W. Clarke March 26, 1914.
Patrolman Norton had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by wife, son, and daughter.
Dubuque Police Department
End of Watch: Jul. 6, 1904