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Trooper Gabriel Rich | Alaska State Troopers, Alaska Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

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Gabriel Rich

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 7 years, 6 months

Badge # 46

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/1/2014

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: In custody

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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.

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Sergeant Patrick Scott Johnson
Alaska State Troopers, Alaska
End of Watch: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Cause: Gunfire

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Thinking about you today Gabe. Its been a tough week. Some days are better than others. We miss you Man, we miss you brother.

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October 26, 2014

 

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