Officer David George Gabrielli

Officer David George Gabrielli

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, August 31, 1990

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David George Gabrielli

Officer David Gabrielli and Sergeant John Blaser were killed when they were killed when they were struck by a vehicle while investigating an earlier drunk driving related accident on U.S. 89, 1-1/2 miles south of Valencia Road in Tucson.

As they were standing in the median a car driven by another drunk driver swerved across two lanes of traffic and struck them both.

The driver of that vehicle had a BAC of .25. He was sentenced to 21 years in prison.

Officer Gabrielli is survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 1231

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years

accident scene, drunk driver

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It's been so long, but the memories are so fresh. This anniversary is for some reason particularly hard for me. I miss u more than u could even imagine. Mom's gone now too. I'd give anything to feel your arms swinging me thru the air, or listen to the Moody Blues. Nothing has been the same. I miss you like it was yesterday. I love you Daddy!! Your only daughter.,

Gwendolyn Gabrielli
Sept.1 2018

Gwendolyn Gabrielli

September 1, 2018

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