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Officer Dale M. Krings | California Highway Patrol, California California Highway Patrol, California


Dale M. Krings

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch: Monday, May 21, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 2046

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Krings was shot and killed when he was ambushed in a restaurant by a mental patient. He and his partner were nearing the end of their graveyard shift when the stopped by the shop to have coffee. As they were sitting there the man walked up, said something to officers, then pulled out a rifle and shot Officer Krings. Although mortally wounded, Officer Krings was able to return fire and kill the suspect. The suspect was a regular patron of the restaurant and had been overheard several times stating he hated police officers.
Officer Krings had been with the agency for six years.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 21, 2015


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