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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Grandpa Duthie, I never met you but thank you for what you did. I look up to you and want to help as many people as possible. So thank you and rest in peace.

Jayden M Gibson
Great Grandson

October 25, 2018

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