Dep. Almon Dana
Died in the line of duty 4/9/1922

Two motorcycle Deputies attempted to set a speed trap near 22nd Street on the Tempe Road (Van Buren). About 2 a.m. a fast-moving car coming from the East passed Dep. Frank Bell who immediately engaged in pursuit. Dep. Dana, at the western end of the trap, heard the car's engine and pulled out from a side road where he was hiding. Just missing the speeding car, he collided with Deputy Bell who was following at full speed. As was customary in those days, motorcycles in pursuit did not use lights and they had no radios. Almon Dana, who was pinned under his machine, died the next day from his injuries. Frank Bell, though seriously hurt, was thrown clear and survived. The speeder disappeared and was never caught.