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Special Officer William Wetherspoon Gemmell | Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

Special Officer

William Wetherspoon Gemmell

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch: Monday, June 22, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/19/1908

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Special Officer William Gemmell succumbed to a gunshot wound three days earlier while attempting to settle a dispute between two men after being summoned to the scene.

Upon displaying his badge one of the men drew a handgun and shot him in the neck.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 22, 2015

 

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