Sergeant Gill P. Cates

Sergeant Gill P. Cates

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, May 28, 1913

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Gill P. Cates

Sergeant Gill Cates was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for shooting and wounding his wife.

Sergeant Cates found the man sitting on his front porch on Chatham Street, near Broad Street, in West Durham. When Sergeant Cates put his hand on the man's shoulder the suspect suddenly raised a .44 caliber handgun that had been in his lap and shot him.

A sheriff's deputy who was with Sergeant Cates returned fire and killed the suspect.

Sergeant Cates had served with the Durham Police Department for 12 years.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .44 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

domestic, shots fired call

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 28, 2015

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