Lieutenant Arthur Porcher Gaillard

Lieutenant Arthur Porcher Gaillard

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, August 14, 1857

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Arthur Porcher Gaillard

Lieutenant Arthur Gaillard succumbed to an accidental gunshot wound sustained the previous evening.

He was on duty when he leaned out of the window of a house. His pistol slipped from his coat and discharged when it struck the window sill. The bullet struck Lieutenant Gaillard in the abdomen, causing a fatal wound.

Lieutenant Gaillard was survived by his father, three siblings, and two half-siblings.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 13, 1857
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Not available

accidental discharge

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Rest in peace Lt. Gaillard.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 14, 2023

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