Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman

Director of Investigations John Ballard Gorman

Mississippi Gaming Commission, Mississippi

End of Watch Wednesday, January 21, 2015

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John Ballard Gorman

Director of Investigations John Gorman was accidentally shot and killed during a training exercise at the Mississippi Gaming Commission's office in Robinsonville, Mississippi, at approximately 9:00 am.

Director Gorman was role playing an attacker with an edged weapon. The agent being attacked in the exercise drew his service weapon, which contained a live round, and discharged it, striking Director Gorman in the chest.

Director Gorman had served with the Mississippi Gaming Commission for 22 years and had been promoted to Director of Investigations the previous day. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

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Rest in peace Director of Investigations Gorman.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 15, 2019

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