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 Donald 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 afterward, he suffered a heart attack and was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Chief Rhodes had been with the Quapaw Police Department for one year. He is survived by his two children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

vehicle pursuit

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My Uncle Don passed away two days after my 11th birthday. Although we didn't get to have a lifetime to make memories, I will forever treasure the ones we made while he was here. He was tough and wasn't scared of anyone, but he had a soft heart and was a caring uncle. We miss him greatly.

Lisa R.

May 25, 2022

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