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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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My wife Susie and I have the highest respect for women and
men who uphold the law and keep our lives safe. Thanks to
Patrolman Dabling who gave his life serving his state and country. God bless him and his family and fellow officers for
his service. Tim & Susie Schenk / Westminster, Colorado.

Tim Schenk
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September 19, 2013

 

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