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Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman | Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi

Director of Investigations

John Ballard Gorman

Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 22 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Director of Investigations John Gorman was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise at the Mississippi Gaming Commission's office in Robinsonville, Mississippi, at approximately 9:00 am.

Director Gorman was role playing an attacker with an edged weapon. The agent being attacked in the exercise drew his service weapon, which contained a live round, and discharged it, striking Director Gorman in the chest.

Director Gorman had served with the Mississippi Gaming Commission for 22 years and had been promoted to Director of Investigations the previous day. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Director Gorman this note is left to share with you as we approach the second anniversary of your end of watch. It was my privilege to meet your precious daughter Abbey Grace and her beautiful mother, Stephanie in D.C. for the memorial. It is amazing to learn you and my son both had John for first names and his end of watch was hours before yours on same day. We are from NJ. RIP Director Gorman.

ELeanor Stevens mother of Det. Stevens
Ocean County Prosecutor's Office
January 16, 2017


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