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Detective Marlyn W. Bateson | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

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Marlyn W. Bateson

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, August 14, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Never charged

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Detective Bateson and Detective William Bell were killed when their unmarked patrol car was struck by a drunk driver. The detectives were en route to assist another unit on a man with a gun call. The officers were stopped at a red light at the intersection of Lafayette Street and Livernois Street. When the light turned green they entered the intersection and were struck by a drunk driver at a speed of 80 mph. The suspect was never charged in connection with their deaths but was later convicted of murdering nine women.

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Detective William L. Bell
Detroit Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Sunday, August 14, 1966
Cause: Vehicular assault

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Det. Bateson,
On today, the 51st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
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United States Border Patrol
August 14, 2017

 

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