Sergeant Gill P. Cates

Sergeant Gill P. Cates

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 28, 1913

Gill P. Cates

Sergeant Cates was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for shooting and wounding his wife. Sergeant Cates found the man sitting on his front porch on Chatham Street. When Sergeant Cates put his hand on the man's shoulder the suspect suddenly raised a .44 caliber handgun that had been in his lap and shot him. A sheriff's deputy who was with Sergeant Cates returned fire and killed the suspect.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 28, 2015

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