Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 1 year, 4 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Sentenced to life in prison
Patrol Officer William Gilmore was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a call of a large disorderly group playing loud music.
After clearing the group, Officer Gilmore was sitting in his patrol car completing a report when a man approached the vehicle and shot Officer Gilmore in the face, killing him. The suspect was captured the next day.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on July 14th, 1982.
Officer Gilmore had served with the Clayton Police Department for 17 months. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter and parents.