Sergeant Clarence Dietzel

Sergeant Clarence Dietzel

Saginaw Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, December 10, 1950

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.

Bio

  • 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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