Corporal Gale Evans Emerson

Corporal Gale Evans Emerson

Durango Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1974

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Gale Evans Emerson

Corporal Emerson was killed as a result of an arson fire. He and a firefighter were attempting to evacuate an apartment building which was burning. During the evacuation a wall exploded, killing Corporal Emerson and the firefighter. The suspect was convicted and sent to a mental hospital but was released in 1994.

Corporal Emerson was survived by his expectant wife.


  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

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