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Marshal Frank Dahlin | Isanti Police Department, Minnesota Isanti Police Department, Minnesota


Frank Dahlin

Isanti Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Thursday, December 23, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/21/1926

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Dahlin was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a potato warehouse. Marshal Dahlin was shot twice During an exchange of gunfire with the suspects. He succumbed to his wounds two days later. One of the suspects was also shot and wounded.

Two men were arrested four months later and charged with Marshal Dahlin's murder. Both were wanted for several robberies in neighboring counties and the murder of a cashier during a bank robbery in Weelock, North Dakota, on November 12, 1926. On May 14, 1927, both were convicted of Marshal Dahlin's murder and sentenced to life. One was paroled January 24, 1949, after being diagnosed with severe heart problems.

Marshal Dahlin had been with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife and stepson.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 85th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 23, 2011


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