Officer Gilbert A. Duthie

Officer Gilbert A. Duthie

Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, September 5, 1970

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Gilbert A. Duthie

Officer Gilbert Duthie drowned when his patrol car was washed away by flood waters when Sycamore Creek, near Sunflower, Arizona, overflowed.

He was responding to assist stranded citizens due to the flooding. He was driving on the Beeline Highway and did not see that a portion of the bridge had been washed out. His patrol car left the roadway, went into the creek, and was washed away.

A monument in Officer Duthie's honor was placed at the north side of the bridge.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 143

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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I am a medically retired Deputy out of San Diego. I was hit by a drunk driver in 2019. Now I am walking from San Diego, CA to Lubec, ME raising money for injured Law Enforcement Officers and for abused kids.

Seeing your memorial and the very end of my walk today moved me. You and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Deputy Travis Johnson
San Diego County Sheriff's Office

March 29, 2022

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