Marshal Grant L. Dickinson

Marshal Grant L. Dickinson

Tekoa Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1912

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Grant L. Dickinson

Marshal Grant Dickinson and Deputy John Eastep, of the Whitman County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed when the officers and several city councilmen went to close a local saloon after the license had been revoked. One of the workers at the saloon opened fire on the group, fatally wounding Marshal Dickinson and Deputy Eastep, and wounding several of the councilmen.

The suspect then shot and killed himself.

Marshal Dickinson had served with the agency for three years and he had previously served with the Whitman County Sheriff's Office for two years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace sir and always know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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