Patrolman Mark L. Dabling

Patrolman Mark L. Dabling

Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, December 6, 1982

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Mark L. Dabling

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.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .44 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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I was in 3rd grade in Colorado Springs when Mark Dabling was murdered. I remember it like it was yesterday. I recall when the City named a street for him as well.

RIP, Mark Dabling. This 3rd grader never forgot you.

MSgt Scott Slindee, Retired
United States Air Force

December 18, 2020

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