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were shot and killed when the officers and several city councilmen closed a local saloon after the license had been revoked.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 Tekoa Police Department for three years and 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

alcohol violation

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Marshal Dickinson,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tekoa. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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August 24, 2022

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