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Officer James C. Gaul | Fort Worth Police Department, Texas Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

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James C. Gaul

Fort Worth Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 10, 1979

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 891

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/5/1979

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed by officers

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Officer James Gaul was shot and wounded in a shootout with a deranged man as he and another officer approached the front door of the house to answer a call reporting a man with a gun. Officer Gaul died five days later from his wounds. The suspect was later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Gaul had been with the agency for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, and three children from a previous marriage.

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It is amazing to me that after all these years that I can still feel the void his death left all those years ago. He was a beloved dad whose presence will always be felt!

Jammie Gaul - Schmunk
Daughter
August 30, 2015

 

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