Special Officer William Wetherspoon Gemmell

Special Officer William Wetherspoon Gemmell

Pawtucket Police Department, Rhode Island

End of Watch Monday, June 22, 1908

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William Wetherspoon Gemmell

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.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, June 19, 1908
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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No passage of time can ever erase your memory and service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 22, 2020

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