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Sergeant Clarence Dietzel | Saginaw Police Department, Michigan Saginaw Police Department, Michigan


Clarence Dietzel

Saginaw Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, December 10, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/8/1950

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Clarence Dietzel was shot and fatally wounded and Captain Daniel Waters was killed in a gunfight with an ex-convict. The suspect escaped in a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend. Minutes later when police forced the couple to pull over they found that the suspect was critically wounded. He died in the hospital a short time later. Sergeant Dietzel died in the hospital two days later.

The suspect was wanted for shooting at police the previous night when they responded to a local bar where he had caused a disturbance. It was later discovered that he and his girlfriend had murdered a man in Wayne, Michigan, a month earlier.

Sergeant Dietzel had served with the agency for 20 years.

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Captain Daniel Waters
Saginaw Police Department, Michigan
End of Watch: Friday, December 8, 1950
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 10, 2011


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