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Chief of Police Donald E. Rhodes | Quapaw Police Department, Oklahoma Quapaw Police Department, Oklahoma

Chief of Police

Donald E. Rhodes

Quapaw Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Saturday, October 28, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Chief Rhodes suffered a fatal heart attack after pursuing a dangerous driver. Chief Rhodes was at the scene of an accident when a truck approached and screeched its tires. Fearing the suspect may have been intoxicated, Chief Rhodes gave pursuit and was able to arrest the suspect. Shortly afterwards he suffered a heart attack and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Chief Rhosdes had been with the agency for one year and is survived by his two children.

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To Chief Donald Rhodes and his loved ones:

On this the fourteenth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today. Rest in Peace, Donald. I am praying for solace for your family members today, and each day that they are on the survivors' path.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Donald gave to his community and the citizens of Oklahoma, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 28, 1995.

Phyllis Loya, mother of Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

October 28, 2009


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