Patrolman Eugene A. Bolstad

Patrolman Eugene A. Bolstad

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, September 3, 1957

Eugene A. Bolstad

Trooper Bolstad drowned while attempting to rescue two swimmers who were being washed out to sea off of Long Beach. Trooper Bolstad and another man on the beach entered the surf. Trooper Bolstad and one of the original victims were both washed out to sea and drowned. The other rescuer and victim made it back to shore safely.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Trooper, You lost your life exactly 1 year before I I was born. I have many friends who are WSP and I have always admired their professionalism. Rest in peace Trooper.

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

February 7, 2016

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