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Trooper Victor O. Dosing | Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri


Victor O. Dosing

Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, December 7, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # 22

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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Trooper Victor Dosing was shot and killed while attempting to question a murder suspect.

He and his partner had gone to the Coffee Pot Tavern, one mile south of Galloway on US-65, to question a murder suspect. As they were approaching a door on the second floor of the tavern off an outside staircase, the suspect suddenly opened the door and fired two shots at close range. Trooper Dosing fell, mortally wounded in the head. His partner fired one shot after being struck and fell to the ground. After the suspect's revolver jammed, he took Trooper Dosing's service revolver and killed himself.

Trooper Dosing was survived by his wife and three daughters.

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These heartfelt comments are always very much appreciated.
For those who weren't in attendance, the Memorial Service held for Vic was an exceptional act of kindness and respect.
An outstanding DOSING monument and bench is in place on S. Lone Pine Avenue in Springfield, near the location of his death (before the funeral home - near the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and S. Lone Pine Avenue.) Vic's burial/tombstone is in Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, MO.

Additionally, Sgt. Don Richardson, Troop D, who was instrumental in making the memorial service honoring Vic happen, has also written a short paperback, worthy of reading:

July 21, 2017


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