Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Dale E. Eggers

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, April 23, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer Dale E. Eggers

Your dad and my dad were best friends for years. They were high School classmates and played football together. Years later they both moved to Washington State. Your dad, Jack, lived on Vashon Island and my dad in Redmond. My dad also had a son that was a police officer. Your dad and my dad are gone now, but I remember the great times we had at your dad's horse ranch. My dad and I were at your funeral, along with thousands of police officers. I'm so sorry for your short life. His only boy, your dad was devastated by your loss. But, his daughter gives him comfort. Rest in peace dear friend.

Michael Cornett
Family friends

July 29, 2021

An absolutely senseless tragedy! Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

August 12, 2020

Dale, I woke up this morning thinking about you and how it has been 35 years. Although I didn't know you well, your death had a profound effect on me. I worked the same bank branch and as a matter of fact, I had to work the day after your death there. We had talked a few times in passing about families. With your death coming 5 months after that of an Officer I worked with every day and being the parent of 2 small girls myself, I reflected a lot on our conversations and for the second time in that 5 months, thought to myself "What if?" Your death made me a more safety conscious Officer.

I thank you and my daughters thank you.

Gone, but not forgotten.

Retired Seattle PD

April 23, 2020

DB don't blame yourself..Things happened the way they did because it was time for my dad to go..God never takes us before our time is over. That is why the shift change occurred. I have always thought about your grief over these years and how hard it may be.but dad always said we never go before our time is up. Your time wasn't up it is as simple as that and dad would say it for my reflection its been many years I have never posted but dad's on my mind and heart strong..I miss you dad ty for everything you taught me..I taught it to my girls while they grew up..they turned out great like you!! Loving caring sharing and strong.ty for teaching me how to teach them even though you are live thorough us in our memories..

Kristi Ewing-Eggers
Kristi. Step daughter

February 25, 2016

Dale, You were a great friend to both me and Barb.
Its been a long time since Barb and I went to school with you. We have many good memories of school and our relationship during your 18 years on the Seattle PD. We remember your comic side and your serious side. You were the reason I became a Nevada State Trooper. We were totally shocked when we heard about you. What a shock for all of us. I talked to your mom and we prayed. We really miss you and love you. You have been in our hearts forever and always wil.

NHP Trooper (ret)
Long time friends

March 27, 2014

Dale, I will always love you and blame myself for your death. You remain with me to this day. Forgive me.


October 5, 2013

I was a rookie Seattle cop 27 years ago in April. Officer Nick Davis had just been murdered over a $5.oo dine & dash from the I-Hop in December, and then you were senselessly murdered a few months later.

Your's and Nick's passing made it real for me. Impressed upon me that it was not a game, this was the real deal. And that probably saved my own bacon on more than one occaision.

It has also made me humble. How many times have I just been lucky? We wear a huge target, especially when we work in uniform.

Reading your daughter, Michelle's, reflections here brings it back and reminds me how real it remains. By all accounts you were well liked and respected by your fellow cops, and clearly your family loved you.

So, each moment you were a good cop, and a good father, none of it was wasted or diminished by your sudden, untimely, and unfair passing. It all counted, and it still does.

Fellow Seattle cop

March 21, 2012

It has not been easy without you. You are missed so much even though it was so long ago. There are days where it feels like yesterday. I wish my boys could have met you but we will all meet again. We miss you, we are proud of what you did for us. Love always, your peanut


May 24, 2011

Ofc. Eggers,

I never officially met you. However, I do remember you. I grew up on Beacon Hill. My father’s church was across the street from the SeaFirst Bank. I remember you passing balloons through the drive up window to my sister and me. I remember you smiling and waving at us. The kindness you showed to us helped shape my view of police officers.

I was only seven years old when my mother told me that the police officer at our bank had been killed. I grew up wanting to be a Seattle Police Officer. I later moved away to Oregon. I got into law enforcement and became a police officer, and have been for over ten years. I spent much of my time working with children. I know firsthand how showing kindness to children can impact their lives.

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you, and to remember you on the 25th anniversary of your sacrifice. You will never be forgotten my brother in blue.

Ofc. Ryan Rist
Troutdale Police Dept., Troutdale OR

May 4, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 24th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 20 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I hold your family in thought and prayer today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 4, 2009

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 29, 2008

God Bless....


November 2, 2007

We Miss you Dale, I wish you were still around !!

September 30, 2007

Dad, I miss you so much - We have two beautiful boys now. They will know how brave and wonderful you were.
Love always, Michelle

michelle (eggers) standridge

September 27, 2007



May 30, 2007

You will not be forgotten. Thank you for your service.

May 14, 2007

You are missed

March 24, 2005

Rest easy brother. You are not forgotten nor will you ever be. Another hero lost, thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

September 27, 2003

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