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Fort Calhoun in Washington County, Nebraska — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)

The Death of Marshal Suverkrubbe

The Death of Marshal Suverkrubbe Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael James, May 17, 2008
1. The Death of Marshal Suverkrubbe Marker
Inscription.  About 3 a.m. on December 5, 1932, Fort Calhoun marshal Albert Suverkrubbe was shot while trying to apprehend two men fleeing Kruse's Red and White Grocery at 106 S. Fourteenth Street. Suverkrubbe died from his wounds nine days later, leaving his wife, Frances, and two young sons. He was the only Washington County law enforcement officer to lose his life in the line of duty during the county's first 152 years (1855-2007). He made the ultimate sacrifice to keep the city safe.
Erected by Fort Calhoun Enhancement Committee and the Nebraska State Historical Society. (Marker Number 457.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceLaw EnforcementSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Nebraska State Historical Society series list. A significant historical month for this entry is December 1777.
Location. 41° 27.091′ N, 96° 1.58′ W. Marker is in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska, in Washington County. Marker is on S. 14th Street (U.S. 75) 0.1 miles south of Madison St, on the right when
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traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Calhoun NE 68023, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fort Atkinson (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsite (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Atkinson (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Lewis and Clark Expedition (approx. 4.3 miles away); Up the Missouri (approx. 4.3 miles away); Steamboat Bertrand (approx. 4.8 miles away); DeSoto Townsite (approx. 5.1 miles away); Lewis and Clark Campsite Area (approx. 5.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Calhoun.
More about this marker. The marker's dedication ceremony was held Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. during "National Peace Officer Memorial Week.
Also see . . .  City Marshal Albert Suverkrubbe. The Officer Down Memorial Page Remembers . . . (Submitted on May 18, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 17, 2008, by Michael James of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. This page has been viewed 1,823 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 17, 2008, by Michael James of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2023