Chief of Police Donald E. Rhodes

Chief of Police Donald E. Rhodes

Quapaw Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, October 28, 1995

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Donald E. Rhodes

Chief Rhodes suffered a fatal heart attack after pursuing a dangerous driver. Chief Rhodes was at the scene of an accident when a truck approached and screeched its tires. Fearing the suspect may have been intoxicated, Chief Rhodes gave pursuit and was able to arrest the suspect. Shortly afterwards he suffered a heart attack and was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Chief Rhosdes had been with the agency for one year and is survived by his two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Chief Rhodes,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Quapaw. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 28, 2020

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