Patrol Officer Larry Leland Frost

Patrol Officer Larry Leland Frost

Tacoma Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, September 9, 1977

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Larry Leland Frost

Officer Frost was shot and killed with his own weapon after responding to a vandalism call. A struggle ensued between Officer Frost and the suspect. The man gained control of Officer Frost's revolver and shot him five times.

The suspect was arrested a short distance away. He was committed to a state hospital.

Officer Frost had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his son and daughter.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

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Larry was a fine officer. He was such a fun and honest guy. He was my friend and I cherished him and his friendship dearly. This was a very very sad day, the day he was murdered and left us. God rest his soul. I think of him often.

Katie Casey

November 13, 2020

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