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Police Officer William T. Gaskin | Huntsville Police Department, Alabama Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

William T. Gaskin

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 27, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/27/1968

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Murdered in prison

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Officer William Gaskin was shot and killed while making a traffic stop. He had radioed to dispatch that he was making the stop and was found by other officers suffering from a gunshot wound. He was still holding the suspect's driver's license when he was found.

The suspect was committed to a mental institution where he was stabbed to death two years later.

Officer Gaskin had only served with the agency for 3 months. He was survived by his three aunts and uncles.

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Rest In Peace Officer Gaskin, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
August 27, 2013

 

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