Marshal Dolar LaPlant

Marshal Dolar LaPlant

Eatonville Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1925

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Dolar LaPlant

Marshal Dolar LaPlant was shot and killed while responding to a shots fired call while unarmed.

A suspect had been walking down Center Street randomly firing a gun. After Marshal LaPlant received a report of the incident he went directly to the suspect's home and began talking to the man's wife. While there the suspect arrived.

Marshal LaPlant asked him if he was the man firing a gun in the street. The suspect replied "Yes" and then fired a shot from his pocket, striking Marshal LaPlant in the liver. Although mortally wounded, Marshal LaPlant was able to overpower the suspect and take him into custody.

Marshal LaPlant succumbed to his wound the following day.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

shots fired call

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

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