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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Thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. You and your family paid dearly. Prayers and blessings to you and your family.

Gwen Dorsey
Daughter of a police officer

September 27, 2019

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