Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 7 years, 6 months
Badge # 46
Incident Date: 5/1/2014
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: In custody
Trooper Gabe Rich and Sergeant Scott Johnson were shot and killed while investigating reports that a person had brandished a firearm in the village of Tanana several days earlier.
Both troopers had gone to a home on Front Street to speak to the suspect. At some point during the investigation they were fatally shot inside the home.
One subject was taken into custody following the incident.
Trooper Rich had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 3-1/2 years and had previously served with the North Pole Police Department for four years. He is survived by his two sons, fiance, and parents.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson