Patrolman Gary Lavaughn Sumpter

Patrolman Gary Lavaughn Sumpter

Toledo Police Department, Oregon

End of Watch Saturday, March 15, 1969

Gary Lavaughn Sumpter

Patrolman Gary Sumpter was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit that went into a wooded area.

The subject he was chasing rounded a curve, stopped his car, and waited with a rifle for the officers to come around the curve. When Patrolman Sumpter appeared the man opened fire, killing him.

The man also shot and wounded a state trooper before committing suicide.

Patrolman Sumpter was a U.S. Navy veteran.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I remember hearing my grandpa talk about his brother sometimes as a child. I'm sure I have some pictures of him somewhere amongst old family photo albums.
Gary was my moms dads brother

Kayla Sumpter

October 24, 2018

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