National Police Week - We Remember
During this week, the Appleton Police Department recognizes their two officers who have died as a direct result of their duties with the Appleton Police Department:
Alfred E. Dunn - (04/06/1896-11/02/1926) – Alfred, a former Outagamie County motorcycle officer, began his career with the Appleton Police Department on May 27, 1926. On June 19, 1926, he injured his left arm in a fall from the motorcycle while in pursuit of a speeding auto. The accident occurred near the intersection of S. Oneida St. and Calumet Avenue. The injuries were not considered serious at the time of the accident. In October of 1926, Alfred entered St. Elizabeth’s Hospital for treatment of blood poisoning traceable to the accident. Alfred underwent surgery for the infection but his condition worsened. He died on the afternoon of November 2, 1926.
Mahlon J. Day – (10/18/1927-12/24/1955) – Mahlon was hired by the Appleton Police Department on December 1, 1953. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War. He died upon being struck by a train at the State Street crossing. Witnesses indicated that Mahlon was riding his 3-wheeled motorcycle southbound on State Street at the time of the crash. The train he was struck by was backing through the intersection as Mahlon approached. News accounts from the Appleton Post Crescent do not attribute a specific reason for the crash. Mahlon was transported from the scene to St. Elizabeth Hospital. He was pronounced dead upon arrival.