Corporal Gale Evans Emerson

Corporal Gale Evans Emerson

Durango Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, August 24, 1974

Add to My Heroes

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.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Fire

Most Recent Reflection

View all 18 Reflections

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

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.