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Tlusa_max50

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Posted 12 months ago

 

Hey folks, I've contacted the good people of ODMP concerning this, but here goes...After 15 years of marriage to my wife, I just found out last night that her great grandfather was a Willow City, ND police officer who was killed LOD August 27, 1933. I've contacted the North Dakota Highway Patrol in Bismark and the clerk was kind enough to take my number, walk outside, and visually confirm his name on the Memorial then call me back. I didn't include this in the Officer Down news because I'm still waiting for some information.

Leo Dagner 1883-Aug 27, 1933
Age 50
Willow City, ND
Badge Number Unknown
Cause of Death: Assault
Status of Offender: Unknown
Circumstances: Bear with me, because it's a family history. Leo was the only police officer in town and was transferring a prisoner when he was assaulted. During the assault he suffered a fatal heart attack. He left behind a wife and 4 children.


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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

If I may suggest, do some research (or have someone in that area research it for you) to see if there are any news articles on this.  Those can usually be found in old microfilms at the Library or even the County Museum. ODMP's standards are pretty rigorous as far as LODD's.  However, there is a section of ODMP where users can submit fallen officers.


Interesting stuff, though!! Definately a piece of Family History!!


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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

Bump 36TR.  I am very interested in this story.  I commend you for tracking down the facts about Officer Leo Dagner.  See if you can discover some photographs.  You might have the start of a great PL group.

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

http://history.nd.gov/archives/cities/willowcity.html


The only roll that would cover the specified death date would be half way down the page under "Willow City review", roll number "000893".


I don't think they have it online, so you'd have to have someone go to Bismarck or convince someone at the archives to help you.


Here's the historical society's contact information:


612 East Boulevard Ave.


Bismarck, North Dakota 58505


phone: (701) 328-2666


fax: (701) 328-3710


email: histsoc@nd.gov


State Archives Hours: 8am - 4:30pm., M-F, except legal holidays, and 2nd Sat. of each month, 10am - 4:30 pm.




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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

Also see this page, which references a different e-mail address for the archives staff, as well as directs you to information regarding how to request scans be made and costs incurred. Note there are also modest research fees mentioned on the same page. However, it might be cheaper to try to use the Interlibrary loan option (of the microfilm)  mentioned at the bottom of the page.


http://history.nd.gov/archives/faq.html




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Rated +1 | Posted 11 months ago

 

I'm actually going to Bismarck on Monday for a training. I am terrible at looking this stuff up, but I can give it a try if you would like.

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

36TR, mz66, I had already contacted the archives and they are currently researching the microfilms. I did confirm with the ND Highway Patrol, which has the peace officer's memorial on their grounds, that his name is on it.  I'm pretty sure Austin would have told me to go do something unpleasant to myself if I'd have asked them. Chris Cosgriff shot me an email with a 1930 census listing his occupation as a city marshal. So the ball is rolling, but I can be pretty confident that we won't have it done by the 80th anniversary of his death on Tuesday.


schultzy04, if you are anywhere near the memorial on Monday, I'd be grateful for a pencil rubbing of his name.


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Documents uploaded in my albums....


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Sounds like things are progressing pretty well for you already.


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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

Got the story and obituary now from the archives and have forwarded them to Chris over at ODMP. They are in a PDF file and I'm trying to convert them now....computer illiteracy runs very deep in my family.


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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

 I'm sure Chris can handle a PDF.




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mz66 says ...



 I'm sure Chris can handle a PDF.


 


 


Yea, and he's already got it, I'm just trying to post them here in my album in case anyone was interested.



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So you've got everything you need?

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 If you haven't already figured it out, you can send them to me and I will convert the pages to photos (will take just a few minutes) and i'll send them back. PM me if you want that done

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Rate This | Posted 11 months ago

 

Many thanks to MetroRW30....photos now uploaded in my albums.


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ODMP now has him on the site!


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rsmith6322 says ...



ODMP now has him on the site!



I will personally add him to the "Officer Down LODD Group"


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36TR says ...



rsmith6322 says ...



ODMP now has him on the site!



I will personally add him to the "Officer Down LODD Group"



Done


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