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Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr. | Shawnee Police Department, Kansas Shawnee Police Department, Kansas

Patrolman

Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Shawnee Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 13, 1991

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 865

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Donald Gamblin was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated driver while on a traffic stop at approximately 9:30 am.

The driver who struck him was under the influence of Valium, cocaine, and Demerol at the time of the crash.

Patrolman Gamblin had served with the Shawnee Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and daughter.

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I was in the academy with Don. He had experience and was a bit older than the rest of us. I'm sure us snot-nosed kids got on his nerves but he was patient (and probably bit his tongue a lot).
He was taken too soon.

Ann Lindburg
Former OPPD/Arvada CO officer
January 27, 2016

 

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