Deputy U.S. Marshal Henry C. Dale

Deputy U.S. Marshal Henry C. Dale

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 15, 1971

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Henry C. Dale

Deputy Marshal Henry Dale was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery of a tavern at 119 East 79th Street in Chicago, Illinois.

Four men entered the tavern and announced a robbery. Deputy Marshal Dale shot and killed one of the subjects before being shot in the head and killed. The other three men fled the restaurant but were all apprehended. The leader of the robbery crew was the man who shot Deputy Marshal Dale. He was convicted of murder and several counts of armed robbery. He was subsequently sentenced to 50 to 70 years in prison.

Deputy Marshal Dale had served with the Unites States Marshals Service for only two weeks after retiring from the US Army. He was a veteran of the Korean War, during which time he was a prisoner of war. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 2 weeks
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 14, 1971
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

off duty, robbery

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We thank Deputy U.S. Marshal Henry C. Dale for his service to our Great Nation. He will never ever be forgotten. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

July 30, 2022

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