Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm

Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm

Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1998

John Kevin Lamm

Officer Kevin Lamm was shot and killed after responding to check on a suicidal man with two other officers.

As they were making entry to the house, they were fired upon with an AR-15 rifle which had been converted to 7.62x39. One of the other officers was immediately struck in the head and wounded.

Officer Lamm immediately took cover behind a nearby couch and returned fire, drawing the suspect's attention away from his two partners. He was fatally wounded while giving his two partners a chance to escape the apartment.

After a 90 minute standoff the tactical team entered the residence and found the suspect dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound.

Officer Lamm had served with the Fairbanks Police Department for 3 years. He is survived by his wife, whom he had married only 12 days prior to his murder, his son, parents, and two brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 338

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AR-15
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Greater Love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.
Kevin, it has been 20 years since you relieved me for the split shift we worked that day. If that call had come in 30 minutes earlier, I would have been there instead of you. I know that one day I will see you again at that great roll call above. God Bless You. God Bless your family.

Patrol Officer Perry Williamson
Fairbanks Police Dept.(Retired)

January 1, 2018

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