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Detective Darrel Dale Cate | Buena Park Police Department, California Buena Park Police Department, California


Darrel Dale Cate

Buena Park Police Department, California

End of Watch: Thursday, September 21, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Released in 1982

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Detective Darrel Cate was shot and killed while he and his partner searched a residence for a felony suspect. During the search the officers became separated and Detective Cate was shot by the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder in 1973 in connection with Detective Cate's murder, but released in 1982. In 2006 he was added to the US Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted List after violating parole on unrelated charges in Virginia. Deputy U.S. Marshals, task force officers from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Corrections, arrested Clouston on unrelated charges at a group home on June 01, 2010.

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Rest In Peace Brother, it's been 45 years and your not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 21, 2017


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