Officer Uel M. Gaile

Officer Uel M. Gaile

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Monday, August 19, 1940

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Uel M. Gaile

Officer Uel Gaile succumbed to injuries received when he was thrown into the partition of a patrol wagon while riding in the rear of the wagon at 13th Street and New York Avenue, NW.

He remained in the hospital for several weeks before succumbing to his injuries.

Officer Gaile had been with the Metropolitan Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the First Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Accidental
  • Incident Date Thursday, August 1, 1940

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

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

August 19, 2020

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