Sylvan E. Dykstra


Patrolman Sylvan Dykstra was accidentally shot and killed by another officer at the department’s booking window.

The officers were standing on opposite sides of the window discussing a case when the other officer’s weapon discharged. The round struck Patrolman Dykstra in the head, killing him.

Patrolman Dykstra had served with the Sioux City Police Department for 5 years. He is survived by his wife and child.

Sioux City Police Department

End of Watch: Jul. 18, 1953

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