Police Officer Gerald A. Morrison

Police Officer Gerald A. Morrison

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 11, 1974

Gerald A. Morrison

Officer Gerald Morrison was attacked and then shot while making a check on a bar that was known for gambling, drugs, and serving after hours. Officer Morrison was in plain clothes and as he walked into the bar, was struck from behind with a chair. When he was knocked to the ground he was shot by the bar owner, and then struck with the chair several more times. Officer Morrison was able to return fire and shot and killed the bar owner.

Officer Morrison had been with the agency for five years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 20 years, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Gerald Morrison was my sister's husband and the father of three small kids ages 2, 4, 6. At the time of his death . He was very dedicated to his job and his family. It was very hard on his wife and children after his death. I try to speak of him to his grown children as often as I can to tell them just how brave their father was and how he gave his life in the line of duty.

cheri thornton
cheri thornton / sister in law 2015

May 31, 2015

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