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Constable Edwin M. Gilbert | Ely Police Department, Nevada Ely Police Department, Nevada

Constable

Edwin M. Gilbert

Ely Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/12/1907

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Constable Gilbert succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day when he attempted to settle a dispute between a prostitute and her manager. As Constable Gilbert entered a doorway the suspect shot at him four times, striking him twice. As other officers responded to the scene the suspect fire more shots. One of the shots ricocheted off the room and fatally wounded the suspect.
Constable Gilbert had been elected constable in 1905. He had been a deputy sheriff in White Pine County since 1897.

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