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Patrolman Lawrence E. Kost | Seattle Police Department, Washington Seattle Police Department, Washington


Lawrence E. Kost

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch: Sunday, December 12, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 5 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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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.

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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.


United States Border Patrol
December 12, 2016


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