Officer Constantine George "Gus" Spanos

Officer Constantine George "Gus" Spanos

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, April 23, 1993

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Constantine George "Gus" Spanos

Officer Gus Spanos was shot while making a traffic stop at the 5800 block of North Cincinnati Avenue in Tulsa.

Before 2 am on April 22, Officer Spanos stopped a car on North Cincinnati Avenue. A backup officer found Officer Spanos lying next to his patrol car with a bullet wound to the head. Officer Spanos was transported to a local hospital, where he died the next day.

The suspect fled the state but was captured, convicted, and is serving life in prison without parole for Officer Spanos' murder.

Officer Spanos had served with the Tulsa Police Department for a year and a half. He is survived by his wife.

A "Gus Spanos Living Memorial Scholarship" has been established by any student attending the University of Tulsa.
His widow, and a local radio personality, were instrumental in fundraising over $150,000 in three days to place cameras in cars with single drivers. These cameras are called "Gus Busters."

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 22, 1993
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted of murder

traffic stop

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I am not a police officer. I had met officer spanos two years prior. Officer spanos was an outstanding person. He would do anything for anyone in need. He was a model police officer. Took his job serious. Officer spanos enjoyed lots of activities. It was terrible to what had happen to Officer spanos. I pray for his family often to this day

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July 27, 2023

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