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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Officer Duthie,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Arizona. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 5, 2020

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