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Police Officer Gilbert T. Stocker | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Gilbert T. Stocker

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, July 31, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: Not available

Badge # 3057

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; .32 caliber carbine

Offender: Sentenced to 12 to 19 years

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Officer Stocker was shot and killed by a 19 year old youth while attempting to question him about a stolen rifle. The suspect opened fire through his front door as soon as Officer Stocker and three other officers knoched on the door and identified themselves as police officers. Officer Stocker was shot in the head and another officer was critically wounded. The suspect was captured as he fled from his apartment.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and felonious assault and sentenced to 12 to 19 years in prison on December 19, 1972. He was paroled on July 22, 1981.

Officer Stocker was survived by his wife and three children.

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He sounds like one amazing man n very handsome too. I am his grand daughter. I never got to meet him but this page has me in tears, such wonderful memories. Thank u everyone for helping me get to know how amazing my grandpa was.

Rebecca Stocker
Granddaughter(daughter of his son thomas stocker)
March 26, 2017

 

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