Trooper Gabriel Lenox Rich

Trooper Gabriel Lenox Rich

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Thursday, May 1, 2014

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Gabriel Lenox Rich

Trooper Gabe Rich and Sergeant Scott Johnson were shot and killed while investigating reports that a person had brandished a firearm in the village of Tanana several days earlier.

Both troopers had gone to a home on Front Street to speak to the suspect. At some point during the investigation they were fatally shot inside the home.

One subject was taken into custody following the incident. He was convicted of both murders and sentenced to 203 years in prison.

Trooper Rich had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 3-1/2 years and had previously served with the North Pole Police Department for four years. He is survived by his two sons, fiance, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 7 years, 6 months
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 203 years

weapons violation

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I have always planned to become a trooper. I will try and hold the line for you. I knkw that you were a great trooper, I don't remember if I met you in person. But I know that you were a good person and an even better trooper. You are in God's hands now. Rest in peace.

Law Enforcement Explorer Caleb Miller
Soldotna AK Explorers Post 426

November 13, 2019

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