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Policeman is Nearly Killed - 1900


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/25/2017 at 22:03:44

The Clinton Mirror
W. D. Eaton, Editor
Clinton, Iowa, January 6, 1900

Policeman is Nearly Killed
While Trying to Arrest
a Disorderly Man

While attempting to arrest a drunk and disorderly patron of a saloon in Sioux City Charles Pfaff was knocked down, assaulted by a crowd of loungers about the place, beat to insensibility, his head split open and his nose broken. But for the interference of one or two of the more moderate in the crowd the officer would have undoubtedly been killed. As soon as a report of the affray was made to police quarters a squad of six officers started for the saloon. On their arrival there was a fresh fight starting. The policemen were roughly handled, but finally succeeded in arresting nearly a dozen persons, all of whom were either held on charges of assault or resisting an officer or as a witness.


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