Login | About Us | Contact Us | Search Connect With ODMP Facebook Twitter
ODMP Remembers...

Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm | Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

Patrol Officer

John Kevin Lamm

Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, January 1, 1998

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 338

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; AR-15

Offender: Committed suicide

· Leave a Reflection
· Add to My Heroes
· Update this memorial

Share this memorial:
Email to a Friend

Officer Kevin Lamm was shot and killed after responding to check on a suicidal man with two other officers.

As they were making entry to the house, they were fired upon with an AR-15 rifle which had been converted to 7.62x39. One of the other officers was immediately struck in the head and wounded.

Officer Lamm immediately took cover behind a nearby couch and returned fire, drawing the suspect's attention away from his two partners. He was fatally wounded while giving his two partners a chance to escape the apartment.

After a 90 minute standoff the tactical team entered the residence and found the suspect dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Officer Lamm had served with the Fairbanks Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, whom he had married only 12 days prior to his murder, his son, parents, and two brothers.

Leave a Reflection · Update Memorial

View all 147 Reflections

Most Recent Reflection

Hey Kevin! I just watched this year's 27th annual Police Memorial from D.C.. As you know two names were added to the wall from Alaska. These losses home for me, as all in the line of duty deaths do. For reasons I cannot explain here one of these hit especially hard. I can say you contiue to enrich and bless my life from where ever it is you are, for that my friend I am eternally grateful. I hope Ive made you proud with the gift of time Ive been given. Love you. I'll be there at roll call as they read your name this Friday.

May 14, 2015


Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now:

(will show below Reflection)
(will show below Reflection)
(e-mail remains private)
Remember my rank, agency and email address
I have read and agree to the Reflections Terms of Use
(revised 5/31/2012)
All 2015 Deaths