Patrolman Lawrence E. Kost

Patrolman Lawrence E. Kost

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, December 12, 1915

Lawrence E. Kost

Patrolman Kost was shot and killed when he attempted to arrest three men who had just robbed a drug store. After being informed of a robbery and obtaining a description of the suspects, Patrolman Kost began searching for them. A short time later, Patrolman Kost located the three suspects. When he attempted to arrest them, one of the suspects shot and killed him.

Patrolman Kost had been with the Seattle Police Department for five months.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 5 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Kost,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 12, 2016

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