Assistant Chief Grady suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after responding to the scene of an automobile accident during a soap box derby in the town. The accident occurred a short distance away. Assistant Chief Grady ran up a hill to accident scene, in 100-degree temperatures, and assisted with pulling the victims from the car.
He collapsed shortly after returning to the derby.
Assistant Chief Grady had served in law enforcement for over 30 years. He was survived by his daughter and 18 grandchildren.
Muscatine Police Department
End of Watch: Jul. 4, 1947