Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm

Patrol Officer John Kevin Lamm

Fairbanks Police Department, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1998

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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

suicide attempt

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How can it be that you've been gone almost as long as you were alive? My husband is now retired and we are out of the LE life. It's a bittersweet time but I thank God we made it. So many, like you, aren't that lucky. I think of you and the sacrifice you made often. You will never be forgotten. See you again someday! ♥️

Dena LeGros (Wilson)

May 20, 2023

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