Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 22 years
Badge # 636
Incident Date: 11/28/1980
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Officer John Gottfried was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a bank robbery. Officer Gottfried, a member of the Emergency Bureau, had gone to a nearby bank on his lunch break to cash a check. While waiting in line three suspects entered to rob the bank. Officer Gottfried exchanged shots with the suspect and was fatally wounded. He was able to wound one of the suspects as well.
All three men were apprehended and sentenced to life.
Officer Gottfried had served with the agency for 22 years. He was survived by his wife.