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Deputy Sheriff Cleo Platt | Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

Deputy Sheriff

Cleo Platt

Eaton County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, December 17, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 1 year, 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Cleo Platt was shot and killed while attempting to make an arrest of two burglary suspects at 2:00 am.

He and his wife were walking home in the downtown area when he stopped to assist a motorist. When he noticed stolen items from a local store in the vehicle he sent his wife home and then attempted to arrest the two men. During the arrest he was shot in the shoulder and abdomen.

Both subjects were arrested and sentenced to life at hard labor.

Deputy Platt had served with the Eaton County Sheriff's Department for 14 months. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 84th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 17, 2011


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