Sheriff Leland Fry succumbed to a gunshot wound received the previous day in Garrison, Iowa, where he had gone to arrest a man. During the arrest the suspect shot Sheriff Fry in the abdomen. The suspect then committed suicide.
Sheriff Fry had served as sheriff for nearly three years and was survived by his wife, Hazel, and their children, Dale and Shirley.
Benton County Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Nov. 5, 1938