Oran Pape

Oran Henry Pape (March 10, 1904 – April 30, 1936) was a member of the Iowa State Patrol in the United States. To date, he is the only member of the Patrol to have been murdered in the line of duty. Prior to joining the Patrol, Pape played professional American football.

Oran Pape
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born:March 10, 1904
Wahpeton, Iowa, U.S.
Died:April 30, 1936 (aged 32)
Davenport, Iowa, U.S.
Career information
Career history
Player stats at PFR

Football career

Pape played high school football at Dubuque Senior High School, where he was part of the 1924 state championship football team. He then played college football at the University of Iowa. Following college, he played in the National Football League for the Green Bay Packers, the Minneapolis Red Jackets, the Providence Steam Roller, the Boston Braves, and the Staten Island Stapletons. Pape was a member of the 1930 Green Bay Packers NFL Championship team. Pape left the NFL in 1934, and returned to Iowa.

Police career and death

Pape attended the State Police Academy At Camp Dodge. He was appointed to the newly formed Iowa Highway Patrol (later Iowa State Patrol) in August 1935, one of the first men to become an officer in the Patrol. On April 28, 1936, Pape was patrolling U.S. Highway 61 near Muscatine, Iowa. He noticed a car that had been reported stolen. After pulling the car over, Pape approached the car. The driver, Roscoe Barton, pointed his gun at Pape and ordered him into his car. Barton drove away with Pape as his hostage. A short while later, Pape saw an opportunity to overpower Barton, and the two began struggling. During the struggle, Barton was shot in the head, and Pape was shot in the abdomen.

Both men were taken to Mercy Hospital (now Genesis Medical Center) in Davenport. Barton died from his injuries soon after arriving at the hospital. Pape was treated for his gunshot wound, however his condition eventually took a turn for the worse. Doctors were unable to transfuse blood into him because of his collapsed veins. Pape died at 2:40pm on April 30. He was buried at Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque. His badge number 40 was retired from service.[1]


Pape's murder is one of the main reasons the Patrol began the practice of "cross drawing" guns. In this practice, officers wear their guns opposite their strong arm. In theory, an officer would be able to hold on to a person with their strong arm and be able to draw their weapon at the same time. This practice is no longer used, with troopers now carrying their sidearms on their strong side. The I-80 bridges over the Cedar River in Cedar County, Iowa are named in his honor (Trooper Oran Pape Memorial Bridge).


  1. ^ Oran Pape, Officer Down Memorial Page, odmp.org; accessed November 1, 2014.

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Austin Adams, judge, Iowa state supreme court chief justice (1880–87)

Don Ameche, actor, Loras College, buried in nearby Asbury, Iowa

Francis Beckman, bishop, an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, served as Bishop of Lincoln (1924–30) and as Archbishop of Dubuque (1930–46)

Alfred S. Bennett, judge, educator, attorney in Oregon, 49th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court (1919–1920)

Leo Binz, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Dubuque

Richard Pike Bissell, author

Gottfried Blocklinger, rear admiral in US Navy; in 1879, as a lieutenant, he commanded survey of Madeira river in the Amazon; lieutenant on board USS Baltimore (C-3) during Baltimore Crisis of 1891; executive officer on board USS Charleston (C-2) during the Capture of Guam during Spanish–American War in 1898

Donald G. Bloesch, theologian

Rod Blum, U.S. congressman

Charles H. Bradley, Jr., businessman

James Byrne, Archbishop of Dubuque, died in Dubuque

Robert Byrne, author, billiards player, Hall of Fame instructor of pool and billiards

LeRoy E. Cain, flight director during the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster

Sabin Carr, pole vault gold medalist at 1928 Summer Olympics

John Patrick Carroll, bishop

Saint Cessianus, whose remains are kept inside the altar at St. Raphael's Cathedral

Mark Chamberlain, photographic, environmental, and installation artist, curator, educator

Tom Churchill, TV and radio meteorologist for ABC, NBC, PBS

Andrew Clemens, sand artist

Ada Langworthy Collier (1843–1919), poet, writer

Ira Davenport, 1912 Olympic bronze medalist and Dubuque coach

Julien Dubuque, explorer, first white settler in Dubuque

Peter H. Engle, first Speaker of the House of Wisconsin Territory, which at that time included all of what is now Iowa (and Minnesota, and parts of the Dakotas)

David Farley, author and journalist, writing about travel, food, and culture for the New York Times, Washington Post, Condé Nast Traveler, and World Hum

Victor Feguer, convicted murderer, last federal inmate executed in the United States before the moratorium on the death penalty following Furman v. Georgia, last person put to death in Iowa

Robert John Felderman, born in Dubuque September 1955, first Brigadier General (retired) from Dubuque in the 21st century, with over 35 years of service in the Army and Air Force (including two years enlisted), inducted into Fort Benning Infantry School Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame

Margaret Feldner, nun, educator; served as Quincy University's 21st president, assumed the post January 1, 2004; first woman president appointed to the role at Quincy University; excused in 2006

George J. Fritschel, theologian

William Arthur Ganfield, educator, figure in higher education, president of Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, 1915–1921; later president of Carroll College from 1921 until his retirement in 1939; supported athletic programs at both schools

Thomas Gifford, author, best-selling author of thriller novels

Robert John Giroux, educator, president of Clarke College 1969–1978; president of Thomas More College in Crestview Hills, Kentucky 1978–1981; president of Newman University in Wichita, Kansas 1982–1989

John Graas, musician, known primarily as one of the first and best French horn players in jazz

Carl L. Hamilton, named partner in the Booz Allen Hamilton management and information technology consulting firm

Jerome Hanus, archbishop of the Catholic Church; Bishop of Saint Cloud, Minnesota, 1987–1994; former Archbishop of Dubuque

James H. Hawley, ninth Governor of Idaho; born in Dubuque

Fridolin Heer, architect, he and his son set up practice in Dubuque in 1864; buildings by Fridolin Heer and Son include the Dubuque County Courthouse, 1891–1893

Gwen Hennessey, activist, religious sister; known for protests at Fort Benning, Georgia, home of the Army's School of the Americas, a facility for training Latin American soldiers

John Hennessey, bishop of the Diocese of Dubuque 1866–1893, then named the first archbishop of Dubuque

Jack Hicks, sculptor

Doron Jensen, founder of Timber Lodge Steakhouse

Richard A. Jensen, theologian and Carlson Professor of Homiletics at Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Frederick William Kaltenbach, American who served Nazis as wartime radio broadcaster known as "Lord Hee-Haw"

Frank Keenan, actor, stage director and manager during silent film era; among first stage actors to star in Hollywood, pursued work in feature films

Dallas Kinney, photojournalist who won the 1970 Pulitzer Prize in photography for his pictures of Florida migrant workers

Kevin Kunnert, NBA Basketball Player, First Team All American at the University of Iowa

Kay Kurt, New Realist painter known for her large-scale candy paintings

Anna B. Lawther, leader in the women's suffrage movement

Mathias Clement Lenihan, 20th-century archbishop in the Catholic Church; bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls, Montana 1904–30

Alexander Levi, French Jew of Sephardic origin; first foreigner to be naturalized in Iowa; a grocer, miner, mine provisioner and department store owner; founded the first two Jewish congregations in the city

Margaret Lindsay, actress, noted for her supporting work in successful films of the 1930s and 1940s such as Jezebel (1938) and Scarlet Street (1945) and for leading roles in lower-budgeted B-movies such as the Ellery Queen series at Columbia in the early 1940s

Bill Lipinski, politician; attended Loras College; U.S. Representative for Illinois' 3rd and 5th districts (1983–2005)

Francis MacNutt, religious author; a leading member of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal

Dennis Mahony, journalist, a founder of the Telegraph Herald

ShaChelle Devlin Manning, businesswoman, change agent for nanotechnology, attempting to pave the way for nanotechnology's commercialization at the university, company, state, federal, and international level

Michael Joseph Melloy, judge of the Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

Kate Mulgrew, actress, Star Trek Voyager, Mrs. Columbo and Orange is the New Black

Thomas C. Power, 19th-century senator of Montana

Louie Psihoyos, documentary film director; in 2009 he directed and appeared in the feature-length documentary The Cove, which won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature

David Rabe, playwright; won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1972 (Sticks and Bones); received Tony award nominations for Best Play in 1974 (In the Boom Boom Room), 1977 (Streamers) and 1985 (Hurlyburly)

John F. Rague (1799–1877), architect who designed and built the 1837 Old Capitol of Illinois and the 1840 Territorial Capitol of Iowa, the Dubuque city hall, central market house, and jail

Robert Reuland, novelist

Jim Romagna, bodybuilder and educator

Raymond Roseliep, poet and haiku writer, Loras College

Alexander Rummler, painter

Albert Sale, soldier in the U.S. Army who served with 8th U.S. Cavalry in the Arizona Territory during the Apache Wars; was awarded the Medal of Honor for gallantry against a hostile band of Apache Indians

John P. Schlegel, educator, 23rd President of Creighton University, 26th President of the University of San Francisco (1991–2000)

Dennis Schmitz, contemporary poet

William A. Shanklin, educator, president of Upper Iowa University in 1905–09 and thereafter president of Wesleyan University

George Shiras, Jr., Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States; practiced law in Dubuque 1855–1858

Oliver Perry Shiras, first federal judge on the United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

J. R. Simplot, entrepreneur and formerly world's oldest billionaire

Mark Steines, TV anchor and reporter on Entertainment Tonight

James Huff Stout, Wisconsin politician and businessman, founded Stout Manual Institute (now University of Wisconsin-Stout)

Jessie Taft, early authority on child placement and therapeutic adoption; best remembered for her work as the translator and biographer of Otto Rank, an outcast disciple of Sigmund Freud

John Tomkins, criminal, arrested and charged with sending several threatening letters and bomb-like devices to financial firms in the Midwestern United States under the pseudonym The Bishop

William Vandever, U.S. Representative for Iowa's 2nd district (1859–61) and California's 6th district (1887–91)

James F. Watson, 25th Associate Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court, 1876–1878; previously in state legislature and later served as United States Attorney for the District of Oregon

Loras Joseph Watters, Roman Catholic bishop

Westel W. Willoughby, educator

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Albert Pape (1897–1955), English footballer

Alexander August Wilhelm von Pape (1813-1895), Prussian field marshal

Andy Pape (born 1962), English footballer

Arthur Pape (1890–1945), English cricketer

Bryan Pape, Australian academic

Burkhard Pape (born 1932), German footballer

Charles Pape, Belgian Olympic fencer

Chris Pape, American graffiti artist

Frank C. Papé (1878-1972), English artist and book illustrator

Jean-Henri Pape (1787–1875), French piano maker

George Pape (1903-1987), Australian lawyer and judge

Gérard Pape (born 1955), American composer

Gordon Pape (born 1936), Canadian author

Günther Pape (1907–1986), German general

Ken Pape (born 1951), American baseball player

Larry Pape (1885–1918), American baseball player

Lorne De Pape (born 1955), Canadian-born New Zealand curler

Lygia Pape (1927–2004), Brazilian artist

Madeleine Pape (born 1984), Australian runner

Maiken Pape (born 1978), Danish footballer

Oran Pape (1904–1936), American police officer

Pascal Papé (born 1980), French rugby union footballer

Paul Pape (born 1952), American actor and voice actor

Ralph Pape, American playwright

René Pape (born 1964), German operatic bass

Robert Pape (born 1960), American political scientist

Scott Pape, Australian radio personality

Tony Pape (born 1981), American football player

William G. Pape (born 1963), American U.S. Navy EOD Officer, Engineer and Defense Consultant

Wilhelm Pape (1807–1854), German classical philologist and lexicographer

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