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Marshal Jack G. Deitrick | Northport Police Department, Washington Northport Police Department, Washington

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Jack G. Deitrick

Northport Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Friday, March 25, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Committed suicide

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Marshal Deitrick was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a male who had partially destroyed a neighbor's home with dynamite. The suspect fled to his cabin and refused to surrender. The suspect opened fire on Marshal Deitrick as he tried to kick the door in, seriously wounding him. The suspect then stood over the marshal and shot him in the abdomen. The suspect committed suicide as citizens were about to take him into custody.

Marshal Deitrick had served in law enforcement for 12 years.

This photograph of Marshal Deitrick, taken when he was a teenager, is the only known photograph of him known to exist.

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Marshal Deitrick has been posthumously awarded the Washington State Medal of Honor for 2016.

Chief Criminal Investigator
Washington Attorney General's Office
April 11, 2016

 

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