Sheriff H. T. Wagner
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 3/18/2015 at 17:43:13
Jackson Sentinel, November 15, 1932
"SHOOT TO KILL" ORDERS THIS SHERIFF
Sheriff H. T. Wagner of Waterloo, launched a campaign recently to put an end to the series of recent holdups in that locality. He deputized 50 former service men into the army of vigilantes equipped with pistols and sawed off shotguns. Wagner stationed them at 50 outlying drug stores, filling stations and grocery stores throughout that city.
Sheriff Wagner is offering a $100 reward to every vigilante who kills or wounds a man in the act of staging a holdup or burglary, and a $25 reward for information leading to the arrest of a holdup man.
The armed men will continue on guard until bandits are cleaned out. Hardly a week has passed in the last few months without a robbery in Waterloo, some of them netting as much as several hundred dollars.
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