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Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 26, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Paroled in 1986

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Officer Lorenzo Gray was shot and killed by a shotgun blast as he and his partner entered a hotel on the Pulaski Highway to investigate a report of a holdup. Officer Gray managed to return fire wounding the suspect's accomplice. Both men were apprehended as they ran from the hotel by a team of federal agents on an unrelated stake-out.

The gunman was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was paroled in 1986. On May 4, 1993, he and three other paroled killers were arrested in Baltimore for operating a million dollar a month drug operation.

Officer Gray is survived by his wife and daughter. His daughter later went on to serve with the Baltimore Police Department. Officer Gray also served in the United States Marine Corps.

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EVERY 26TH OF JULY SINCE THAT NIGHT, I RELIVE THE EVENTS LEADING UP TO LORENZO'S FINAL CALL TO DUTY. I STILL PRAY FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY. I'VE BEEN FORTUNATE TO HAVE LIVED A DECENT AMOUNT OF TIME, YET MORE AND MORE I SEE FELLOW OFFICERS WHO WE WORKED ALONG SIDE OF PASSING AWAY. IM SURE GOD HAS A SPECIAL PLACE FOR ALL THESE GOOD MEN AND WOMEN. REST IN PEACE LORENZO.

CARROLL HEROLD RET. SED 246 CAR
BCPD 1970-2000
July 26, 2017

 

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