Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Shawnee Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1991

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Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 865

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Not available

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I was 18 when I witnessed the terrible accident that took the life of officer Gamblin on I-435. The memory of that terrible day has stayed with me since then. I am relieved to know that his family has gone on to lead full and hopefully happy lives -- I have always wondered about that. RIP.

a witness
a witness

March 2, 2020

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