Officer Gary E. Fletcher

Officer Gary E. Fletcher

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 16, 1978

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Gary E. Fletcher

Office Gary Fletcher succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier while assisting at the scene of a fire.

He had attached a fire hose to a hydrant when a fire engine pulled away. The hose came loose and wrapped around his feet. Officer Fletcher was thrown to the ground and sustained serious injuries. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries two days later.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Tuesday, February 14, 1978

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Rest in peace Officer Fletcher.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 28, 2019

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