Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 11/23/1967
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Not available
Detective Gilbert Silvia was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle with a broken out window near 16th Street and Corcoran Street, NW.
He was working a plainclothes assignment at the time. As he approached the vehicle he discovered that it was occupied. At the same moment the man inside opened fire, striking Detective Silvia in the stomach. He succumbed to his injuries two days later.
Detective Silvia had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.