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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

Suspect: 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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Eddie, even today I think about you often. You left your positive mark on this world and on me. Many times I have reflected on your friendship and the occasional times we spent working together. You were a gentle and kind hearted guy with an easy smile and good word. I remember sitting with you in the hospital holding your hand and I hope you heard my voice. I know your kids are proud of you and that you watch over them.

Patrolman John Phipps 0963
San Antonio Police Dept
July 7, 2014

 

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