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

Patrolman

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

Incident Date: 12/6/1982

Weapon: Rifle; .44 caliber

Suspect: 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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RIP my friend. I think of that night often. Our dinner together and our last words. You will always be remembered.

Ron Gibson Retired Deputy Chief CSPD
Chief Redmond WA Life long friend
December 7, 2014

 

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