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Lieutenant William S. Gordon | Norwich Police Department, Connecticut Norwich Police Department, Connecticut

Lieutenant

William S. Gordon

Norwich Police Department, Connecticut

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: Not available

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Apprehended and convicted

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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.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 15, 2015

 

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