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Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 1960

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 9775

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 7/17/1960

Weapon: Automobile

Suspect: Apprehended

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Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer was killed when he was struck by a fleeing hit-and-run offender The driver was apprehended at the scene of the crash and convicted of charges stemming from the incident.

Patrolman Gossmeyer was a four year veteranof the department and was assigned to the Task Force. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 10, 2013

 

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