Police Officer Gary Orville Elkins

Police Officer Gary Orville Elkins

Long Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, January 1, 1976

Gary Orville Elkins

Officer Elkins was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to an unknown trouble call at a home on Easy Avenue. He was shot while he walked to the front door of the residence by a mentally disturbed person. In an hour long gun battle that followed, police shot and killed the suspect.

Officer Elkins had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 42nd anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 1, 2018

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