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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

Military veteran

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer was killed when he was struck by a fleeing hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 106th Street and Avenue L. The driver was apprehended at the scene of the crash and convicted of charges stemming from the incident.

Patrolman Gossmeyer was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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55 years ago you gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the City of Chicago. You left us at 32 and today you watch over us from heaven your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always remembered, never forgotten
. We know how proud of us you are and loved us.
Love always

All our love, Your family
July 18, 2015

 

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