Sergeant Clarence Dietzel

Sergeant Clarence Dietzel

Saginaw Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1950

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Clarence Dietzel

Sergeant Clarence Dietzel was shot and fatally wounded and Captain Daniel Waters was killed in a gunfight with an ex-convict. The suspect escaped in a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend. Minutes later when police forced the couple to pull over they found that the suspect was critically wounded. He died in the hospital a short time later. Sergeant Dietzel died in the hospital two days later.

The suspect was wanted for shooting at police the previous night when they responded to a local bar where he had caused a disturbance. It was later discovered that he and his girlfriend had murdered a man in Wayne, Michigan, a month earlier.

Sergeant Dietzel had served with the agency for 20 years.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, December 8, 1950
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 10, 2011

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