Marshall County
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July 20, 2010

1/2 Mile East of Hwy 330 bridge South of Albion - At about 645pm on Monday, July 19, 2010, emergency personnel responded to the Iowa River south of Albion, on a report of a man going under the water while swimming with companions. 

It was determined that this occurred by the railroad trestle located about 1/2 mile east of the Hwy 330 bridge south of Albion.

Personnel from the Albion Fire Department, Albion First Responders, and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene. The Marshalltown Fire Department was then summoned to utilize their boat and search equipment. At about 900pm, fire personnel did retrieve a body in several feet of water from the river. Dr. Mark Bethel with the Marshall County Medical Examiners Office did respond to the scene at that time.

The victim was later identified as:

Joseph Gutierrez, age 18, of 607 Woodbury St., Marshalltown.

Information gathered from the investigation indicates that Gutierrez, his brother and a friend, were jumping off the trestle and swimming in the river, and that Gutierrez was not an experienced swimmer, and was overtaken by the deep and strong current. The incident is considered to be an apparent accidental drowning at this time.

Also assisting with the incident were staff from Emergency Management, Marshalltown Police, and the Red Cross.

The investigation is continuing.

About Marshall County Sheriff's Office
The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is headed up by Sheriff Ted G. Kamatchus. Sheriff Kamatchus is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Chief Deputy Tecklenburg
Marshall County Sheriff's Office
Fax 641-754-6325

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Child Safety Seat Checkup Event

June 24, 2021

On Sunday, June 27 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM child passenger safety technicians with the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and Marshalltown Police Department will be hosting a child seat safety checkup event at Fareway located at 102 W Anson St.  This event will be co-sponsored Fareway and Child Abuse Prevention Services of Marshalltown.  Technicians will be available to check child safety seats to make sure they properly fit the vehicle and child as well as ensuring correct and safe installation. They will also be checking seats to make sure they are not expired or recalled.   Techs will work with parents or caregivers to educate them on correct installation as well as offer tips to aid with proper installation.  They will also be able to answer general questions about child passenger safety.  This is a good opportunity to learn about different seat options and transitioning to different seats as your child grows and develops.  Informational handouts will be available for caregivers. 

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office to conduct special enforcement June 9 -12

June 8, 2021

Marshall County, Iowa – June 8th, 2021 – Father’s Day should be a time to celebrate, but it can also be one of the deadliest on the roads. The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is joining Iowa’s statewide Traffic Fatality Reduction Task Force in an effort to reduce deaths on Iowa roadways. As part of that effort Marshall County Sheriff’s Office, will be conducting a special enforcement initiative geared toward reduction of impaired drivers leading into Father’s Day week.
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