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Lieutenant Richard W. O. Gammill | Joplin Police Department, Missouri Joplin Police Department, Missouri

Lieutenant

Richard W. O. Gammill

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Thursday, September 7, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/22/1980

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant Gammill succcumbed to gunshot wound sustained 9 years earlier while investigating the shooting of a citizen. He had responded with other officers to a local hotel to check on a man who had reported being shot while driving on the interstate.

When the first two officers arrived the man refused to cooperate. When Lieutenant Gammill arrived the man pulled out a handgun and shot the three officers before being shot and killed by return gunfire.

Lieutenant Gammill served as a sergeant at the time of the shooting.

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Thank you for your dedicated service to others. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04
September 7, 2013

 

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