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Officer John D. Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma


John D. "Jack" Gates

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, March 20, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Jack Gates was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery of a grocery store at 1412 North Robinson.

The two suspects were captured several days later and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Gates' brother, Officer Douglas Gates, was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 3rd, 1933, while also serving with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

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Officer Douglas W. Gates
Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma
End of Watch: Sunday, December 3, 1933
Cause: Gunfire

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06
March 20, 2010


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