Police Officer William T. Gaskin

Police Officer William T. Gaskin

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, August 27, 1968

William T. Gaskin

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.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Murdered in prison

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Rest in peace Officer Gaskin. Alabama's hero forever.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2018

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