Officer Dale M. Krings

Officer Dale M. Krings

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 1962

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Dale M. Krings

Officer Krings was shot and killed when he was ambushed in a restaurant by a mental patient. He and his partner were nearing the end of their graveyard shift when the stopped by the shop to have coffee. As they were sitting there the man walked up, said something to officers, then pulled out a rifle and shot Officer Krings. Although mortally wounded, Officer Krings was able to return fire and kill the suspect. The suspect was a regular patron of the restaurant and had been overheard several times stating he hated police officers.
Officer Krings had been with the agency for six years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 2046

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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.at you Rest in peace in the arms of the Lord forever. Thank you for your service

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May 22, 2020

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