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Dec. 17, 1927
Caucasian Male / 38 yrs. of age
Eaton County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Dec. 17, 1927
Deputy Platt was shot and killed while attempting to make arrest of two burglary suspects at 0200 hours. He and his wife were walking home in the downtown area when he stopped to assist a motorist. When he noticed stolen items from a local store in the vehicle he sent his wife home and then attempted to arrest the two men. During the arrest he was shot in the shoulder and abdomen. Both suspects were arrested and sentenced to life at hard labor.
Deputy Platt had been with the agency for 14 months and was survived by his wife and two children.