Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 3 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 8/27/1968
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Murdered in prison
Officer William Gaskin was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Toll Gate Road.
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 man was committed to a mental institution where he was stabbed to death two years later.
Police Officer Gaskin was a U.S. Army veteran had only served with the Huntsville Police Department for three months. He was survived by his three aunts and uncles.