Lieutenant William S. Gordon

Lieutenant William S. Gordon

Norwich Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 1881

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William S. Gordon

Lieutenant Gordon succumbed to injuries received two months earlier in a violent struggle with a prisoner attempting to escape from a jail cell. During the long struggle Lieutenant Gordon was struck several times with a cuspidor. The suspect escaped but was arrested four months later and convicted of Lieutenant Gordon's murder.

Lieutenant Gordon had been with the agency for 15 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Not available
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Apprehended and convicted

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Lt. Gordon,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Norwich.


United States Border Patrol

July 7, 2021

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