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Patrolman Edwyn Joseph Gorrell | San Antonio Police Department, Texas San Antonio Police Department, Texas

Patrolman

Edwyn Joseph Gorrell

San Antonio Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 5, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 47

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/22/1988

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman Edwyn Gorrell succumbed to gunshot wounds received four months earlier when he was shot by a suspect during an arrest attempt. He was in a coma for the four months following the shooting.

Patrolman Gorrell had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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I worked for Eddie as my Manager at HEB when Eddie was aspiring to be an officer. I was 16. It was my first job and Eddie gave me more chances than I deserved. I remember him well even though only knew him about 3 yrs. He was always quick to help someone in need or chase a shoplifter. Lol
I am so sad that his dream lead to this. I met his wife once right after they married and just as kind as Eddie. 38 yrs ago. It is a testament to the man Eddie was to stay in my mind all these yrs later.
I am so sorry for your loss.
God Bless and give you peace.

Johnny moore
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December 2, 2016

 

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