Rest in peace, Officer DeMarse

Marquette Officer Earl DeMarse passed away 47 years ago today.

DeMarse, an officer with 26 years of experience, was about 15 minutes into his shift when he was stabbed several times. An ambulance was called, but DeMarse died while en route to a hospital.  His killer was sentenced to life in prison, and he is still incarcerated at an Ionia facility.

DeMarse is one of Michigan’s four fallen corrections officers who are honored on MCO’s Fallen Officers Memorial. DeMarse is also honored with a memorial highway.

As you go about your day, please take a few moments to remember DeMarse and the sacrifice he made.