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Detective Patrick L. Gilmore | Springfield Police Department, Illinois Springfield Police Department, Illinois

Detective

Patrick L. Gilmore

Springfield Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 11, 1938

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/10/1938

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Detective Patrick Gilmore died of wounds suffered the day before by an armed suspect who had barricaded himself inside his home.

After a two-hour standoff, officers believing the man had killed himself, stormed the home only to find the suspect standing in the living room. At that point, the suspect turned around and fired his shotgun, striking Detective Gilmore. The suspect was immediately shot and killed by the other officers. Detective Gilmore died the following day from his wounds.

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Rest in Peace, Detective Gilmore. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 29, 2013

 

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