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

Officer Dale Eggers was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at a local bank. 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 robber exited the bank, he shot Officer Eggers in the head even though he had not been confronted.

The suspect, an ex-convict, was apprehended just hours before Officer Eggers' funeral. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

Officer Eggers had been a member of the Seattle Police Department for 18 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Dale, I woke up this morning thinking about you and how it has been 35 years. Although I didn't know you well, your death had a profound effect on me. I worked the same bank branch and as a matter of fact, I had to work the day after your death there. We had talked a few times in passing about families. With your death coming 5 months after that of an Officer I worked with every day and being the parent of 2 small girls myself, I reflected a lot on our conversations and for the second time in that 5 months, thought to myself "What if?" Your death made me a more safety conscious Officer.

I thank you and my daughters thank you.

Gone, but not forgotten.

Retired Seattle PD

April 23, 2020

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