Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
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Detective Gerald Sawyer was shot and killed while working in a joint undercover investigation with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Detective Sawyer was shot by a cocaine trafficker during an attempted robbery of a $144,000 flashroll. The trafficker and an accomplice were arrested at the scene by other officers and charged with first degree murder.
A jury acquitted both suspects on September 28, 1974.
Detective Sawyer had served with the agency for 10 years and was survived by his wife and two children.