Officer Gary E. Fletcher

Officer Gary E. Fletcher

Durham Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 16, 1978

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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Gary, was one of my best friends in high school. We were on the High School Yearbook staff together, and I remember working with him in the darkroom developing photos he took (before digital photos folks). He was an astute artist, and I learned a lot from hm. Still to this day, I use what I learned from Gary, on developing photos, in a different field. I was saddened to hear of his leaving us way too soon, but still cherish, the times I had with him. And always, will.

John Langdon, friend
High School classmate

February 17, 2014

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