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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Dolar was my wife's great, great, grandfather. As a current law enforcement officer the memory of his brave and heroic act and the manner in which he died will be remembered. I had the great pleasure of attending the wa state law enforcement memorial with his daughter and my wife's great grandmother Rosa (LaPlant) Hibbard before her passing two years ago. May we never forget our heroes and the lives they led. "Gone but not forgotten".

Lieutenant Jason Ashley
Washington State Patrol

August 23, 2017

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