Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years
Badge # 9775
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
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.