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New Hero Search Bernard Herman Geerts - Jul. 16, 1928 (12865)

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Davenport Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: IA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 16, 1928
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 40 yrs. of age
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Dept: Davenport Police Dept.
IA   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Badge: 31
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: IA   USA   Mon. Jul. 16, 1928
Summary: Officer Geerts succumbed to gunshot wounds received three days earlier when he attempted to arrest two 16-year-olds he caught burglarizing the Naven Fuel Company. Both boys were arrested in Rock Island four days later.

Both suspects had escaped from the Home for Feeble Minded Children at Gleenwood. They were both convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in the Fort Madison Penitentiary.

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