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Deputy Gabriel Morris Fish | Baker County Sheriff's Office, Florida Baker County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy

Gabriel Morris Fish

Baker County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 11, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Deputy Gabriel Fish was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a bank robbery suspect.

After a high speed chase involving nearly 100 officers, the suspect's car crashed and Deputy Fish was attempting to arrest him. During the arrest the man was able to gain control of Deputy Fish's revolver and shot him in the chest twice. The man then stole Deputy Fish's patrol car but was later apprehended.

He was convicted of murder and initially sentenced to death, but the sentence was commuted to life when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty was unconstitutional. He died in prison on March 10th, 2014.

Deputy Fish was a military veteran of the Korean War. He was survived by his son and two daughters.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016

 

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