Deputy Gabriel Morris Fish

Deputy Gabriel Morris Fish

Baker County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, January 11, 1966

Add to My Heroes

Gabriel Morris Fish

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.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

robbery

Most Recent Reflection

View all 20 Reflections

Thank you for your service officer Fish. You are one of the many that make our world a safe place to be. We can never repay you for what you did that day.
I do not agree with the person being able to live out the rest of his life in prison or anywhere. The Bible say a eye for a eye.
Julian

No rank
Just a citizen

September 19, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.