Police Officer Louis T. Gormley

Police Officer Louis T. Gormley

Fall River Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 1898

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Louis T. Gormley

Police Officer Louis Gormley was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer while involved in a foot pursuit of a suspect.

The suspect fell during the pursuit and as the officers tried to arrest him the second officer's firearm discharged and struck Officer Gormley.

Officer Gormley had served with the Fall River Police Department for six years.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 55

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Officer Gormley,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Fall River.


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August 23, 2018

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