Chief Marshal Earle M. Platt

Chief Marshal Earle M. Platt

Long Beach Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 25, 1956

Earle M. Platt

Chief Marshal Earle Platt was assisting the Long Beach Fire Department at a fire scene when he inhaled smoke and became ill. He was taken back to his apartment, located at the town hall, and died of a heart attack at 8 p.m. that night.

Chief Marshal Platt had served with the Long Beach Police Department for 23 years and was a Canadian Armed Forces veteran of World War I. He was survived by at least one child.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

fire

Most Recent Reflection

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Dear Grandfather, we miss you deeply.

You knew my twin cousins, and I was born 8 months before you died. But now your loving family has expanded across America with 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren
, and 1 beautiful little great-great-granddaughter.

Although you only saw me once, I think, I see you every day now. Your proud portrait in your uniform hangs in our home in a place of honor where you can greet us all and remind us of the sacrifice you made for your community and family.

Love,
Dean

Dean Gulick
grandson

May 18, 2015

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