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Fallen Waterloo officers honored at softball complex


30-years ago this month.  A bizarre week, which stunned the Waterloo-Cedar Falls community.

Waterloo police officers Wayne Rice and Mike Hoing were shot to death answering a loud stereo call July 13, 1981.

Later that week, a crash during a search for the suspect claimed the lives of three people, including deputy and U.S Marshall Bill Mullkin. John Sewick was seriously injured.

The killer, James T-Bone Taylor, was captured in a cornfield near La Porte City during Mullikin's funeral, five days after the murders.

Taylor continues to serve two life prison terms at Anamosa.

Friday night, at the softball complex which bears their name, the fallen Waterloo police officers were honored by the Waterloo Softball Association. A wreath laying ceremony took place at the Hoing-Rice Softball Complex on Longfellow Avenue in Waterloo.

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