Sheriff John Henry Dillingham

Sheriff John Henry Dillingham

Platte County Sheriff's Department, 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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 109th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater


August 20, 2009

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