Captain Daniel Waters

Captain Daniel Waters

Saginaw Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Friday, December 8, 1950

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Daniel Waters

Captain Daniel Waters was shot and killed and Sergeant Clarence Dietzel was fatally wounded in a gunfight with an ex-convict. The suspect escaped in a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend. Minutes later when police forced the couple to pull over they found that the suspect was critically wounded. He died at the hospital a short time later. Sergeant Dietzel died in the hospital two days later.

The suspect was wanted for shooting at police the previous night when they responded to a local bar where he had caused a disturbance. It was later discovered that he and his girlfriend had murdered a man in Wayne, Michigan a month earlier.

Captain Waters had served with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

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

December 8, 2011

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