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Patrolman Mark L. Dabling | Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado


Mark L. Dabling

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, December 6, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .44 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Dabling was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. Unbeknownst to him, the violator was an escaped prisoner from Florida. The man exited the vehicle through the passenger side door and opened fire on Patrolman Dabling with a .44 caliber sawed-off rifle.

The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested on I-25 south of the city.

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I had just started as a call taker with CSPD. When I came on duty one of the first calls I took was from the manager of Long John Silver's saying that a traffic stop was partially blocking his driveway. That was a horrific night. We got word of a woman who'd been tied up and her car taken. Then there was the pursuit southbound on I-25. It was such a relief that they caught the shooter. I even knew the surgeon who operated on Mark, trying to save his life. Mark should have lived a long, full life. There was a lot of grief that night and many to follow.

Susanna Branch (Sue Miller then)
Call taker the night of the shooting.
September 17, 2015


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