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Officer Uel M. Gaile | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Uel M. Gaile

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Monday, August 19, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Accidental

Incident Date: 8/1/1940

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Officer Uel Gaile succumbed to injuries received when he was thrown into the partition of a patrol wagon while riding in the rear of the wagon at 13th Street and New York Avenue, NW.

He remained in the hospital for several weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Gaile had been with the Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the First Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
February 27, 2013

 

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