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Killed by an Officer, Rufus DeLong - 1891

DELONG, COOK

Posted By: cheryl moonen (email)
Date: 7/12/2017 at 22:25:04

Clinton Daily Age - May 6, 1891

Killed by an Officer

Des Moines, Ia. May 6 Rufus DeLong went into an east side drug store Friday, ordered a pint of alcohol, refused to pay for it, and walked out with it in his possession. Officer Cook arrested DeLong, but the prisoner broke away, and as he paid no attention to the commands to halt, Officer Cook shot him dead. Cook is under arrest.


 

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