Harry Ogilvie


Patrolman Ogilvie was off duty riding around with friends when he observed a car driving recklessly. He was able to get the car stopped and was shot with a .45 caliber handgun while approaching it. The suspect was captured and identified by Patrolman Ogilvie’s friends.

The suspect told police that he did not know who Patrolman Ogilvie was when he jumped on the running board of his car and shot him out of fear. The suspect was tried and acquitted October 18, 1930.

Patrolman Ogilvie had been with the agency for eleven years.

Des Moines Police Department

End of Watch: Jul. 12, 1930

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