Detective Darrel Dale Cate

Detective Darrel Dale Cate

Buena Park Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, September 21, 1972

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Darrel Dale Cate

Detective Darrel Cate was shot and killed while he and his partner searched a residence for a felony suspect. During the search the officers became separated and Detective Cate was shot by the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder in 1973 in connection with Detective Cate's murder, but released in 1982. In 2006 he was added to the US Marshals Service 15 Most Wanted List after violating parole on unrelated charges in Virginia. Deputy U.S. Marshals, task force officers from the Merced County Sheriff’s Office and the California Department of Corrections, arrested Clouston on unrelated charges at a group home on June 01, 2010.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1982

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 21, 2020

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