Police Officer Dale E. Eggers

Police Officer Dale E. Eggers

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 1985

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Dale E. Eggers

Police Officer Dale Eggers was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at a local bank at 2555 Beacon Avenue South.

Officer Eggers, who was in uniform, was sitting at a desk and was unaware a robbery had taken place at a teller's window. As the subject exited the bank, he shot Officer Eggers in the head even though he had not been confronted. The subject, an ex-convict, was apprehended just hours before Officer Eggers' funeral.

On January 29, 1986, the suspect, 25, was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. As of November 3, 2022, the suspect was in prison.

Officer Eggers had served with the Seattle Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 410 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery, secondary employment

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Your dad and my dad were best friends for years. They were high School classmates and played football together. Years later they both moved to Washington State. Your dad, Jack, lived on Vashon Island and my dad in Redmond. My dad also had a son that was a police officer. Your dad and my dad are gone now, but I remember the great times we had at your dad's horse ranch. My dad and I were at your funeral, along with thousands of police officers. I'm so sorry for your short life. His only boy, your dad was devastated by your loss. But, his daughter gives him comfort. Rest in peace dear friend.

Michael Cornett
Family friends

July 29, 2021

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