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Muscatine Police Officer Jacob Neibert was shot and killed on Saturday, June 13, 1896, after arresting two hobos for vagrancy. The two men overpowered and shot him.
Neibert was able to give other officers a description of the two men before succumbing to his wounds.
Two suspects were arrested but later released when officials determined they had nothing to do with the murder.
The killers were never identified.
Officer Neibert was a Civil War veteran, having served with the 35th Iowa Infantry.
He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery in Muscatine.