Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 13 years
Badge # 891
Incident Date: 1/5/1979
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Shot and killed by officers
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.