Town Marshal Henry Hanfeld was shot and killed at approximately 7:00 am while attempting to arrest two youths, ages 16 and 17, who had just robbed a gas station in Luxemburg.
One of the boys fired a shot as they drove by Marshal Hanfeld, striking him in the heart. Both were apprehended two hours later by police officer in East Dubuque, Illinois.
Both suspects were convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On January 18th, 1934, Governor Clyde Herring commuted their sentences to 20 years.
Dyersville Police Department
End of Watch: Mar. 15, 1930