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Assistant Chief Clyde Gulley | Middlesboro Police Department, Kentucky Middlesboro Police Department, Kentucky

Assistant Chief

Clyde Gulley

Middlesboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, July 18, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/1/1948

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Assistant Chief Clyde Gulley succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three weeks earlier while attempting an arrest an escaped convict from Tennessee, and two of his companions, near Eighth Street and Avondale Avenue.

He and another police officer were notified that the group had struck a nearby filling station with a stolen vehicle. When they arrived at the scene, they found the men attempting to flee on foot towards a mountain.

The suspects immediately opened fire on the officers as they exited their car, striking Assistant Chief Gulley in the abdomen. Both officers returned fire, killing one of the men and wounding the other two.

Assistant Chief Gulley was taken to the Middlesboro Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds three weeks later.

The assistant chief had served with the Middlesboro Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, mother, and two brothers.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 11, 2013


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