Chief Marshal Earle M. Platt

Chief Marshal Earle M. Platt

Long Beach Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Thursday, October 25, 1956

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Earle M. Platt

Chief Marshal Earle Platt was assisting the Long Beach Fire Department at a fire scene when he inhaled smoke and became ill. He was taken back to his apartment, located at the town hall, and died of a heart attack at 8 p.m. that night.

Chief Marshal Platt had served with the Long Beach Police Department for 23 years and was a Canadian Armed Forces veteran of World War I. He was survived by at least one child.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Dear Grandfather, we miss you deeply.

You knew my twin cousins, and I was born 8 months before you died. But now your loving family has expanded across America with 5 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren
, and 1 beautiful little great-great-granddaughter.

Although you only saw me once, I think, I see you every day now. Your proud portrait in your uniform hangs in our home in a place of honor where you can greet us all and remind us of the sacrifice you made for your community and family.


Dean Gulick

May 18, 2015

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