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Dec. 10, 1950
Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Saginaw Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Dec. 10, 1950
Sergeant Clarence Dietzel was shot and fatally wounded and Captain Daniel Waters was killed in a gunfight with an ex-convict. The suspect escaped in a vehicle being driven by his girlfriend. Minutes later when police forced the couple to pull over they found that the suspect was critically wounded. He died in the hospital a short time later. Sergeant Dietzel died in the hospital two days later.
The suspect was wanted for shooting at police the previous night when they responded to a local bar where he had caused a disturbance. It was later discovered that he and his girlfriend had murdered a man in Wayne, Michigan, a month earlier.
Sergeant Dietzel had served with the agency for 20 years.