Sheriff John Henry Dillingham

Sheriff John Henry Dillingham

Platte County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, August 20, 1900

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John Henry Dillingham

Sheriff John Dillingham was shot and killed near Farley, Missouri, after pursuing a suspect who had gone on a shooting spree.

The man had murdered his wife, mother-in-law, and had shot at patrons of a store. After shooting Sheriff Dillingham the man was shot and killed by the Sheriff's son. The suspect was a doctor who was abusing a pain killer.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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On this 10th anniversary of your untimely departure we say thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your heroism and sacrifice.

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

August 20, 2020

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