Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Patrolman Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Shawnee Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Saturday, July 13, 1991

Donald Burton Gamblin, Jr.

Patrolman Donald Gamblin was killed when he was struck by an intoxicated driver while on a traffic stop at approximately 9:30 am.

The driver who struck him was under the influence of Valium, cocaine, and Demerol at the time of the crash.

Patrolman Gamblin had served with the Shawnee Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife, three sons, and daughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 865

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Not available

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I was in the academy with Don. He had experience and was a bit older than the rest of us. I'm sure us snot-nosed kids got on his nerves but he was patient (and probably bit his tongue a lot).
He was taken too soon.

Ann Lindburg
Former OPPD/Arvada CO officer

January 27, 2016

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