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.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 865

Incident Details

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

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It has been 28 years now dad. It is amazing how fast it has gone by. It seems like a lifetime ago that you were murdered. You were only 39. I always thought that was old, but here I am 44 and in the prime of my life. I wish you could see the things that our family have accomplished. I have 2 precious daughter's 2 and 7 and a son 18. I am a Paramedic/Battalion Chief now. I know you would be proud . There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you. I am proud of the Officer you were. I love you Dad. I miss you. Matt

Matt Gamblin Paramedic/Battalion Chief
Miami County EMS, Son

July 13, 2019

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