Trooper James S. Gain

Trooper James S. Gain

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Monday, March 2, 1987

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James S. Gain

Trooper James Gain was struck by a tractor-trailer and killed while conducting a traffic stop on I-5 in Vancouver.

The driver of the semi, who was not charged in the incident, stopped and called for assistance.

Trooper Gain had served with the Washington State Patrol for 19 1/2 years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, father, and brother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 19 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

traffic stop

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Officer Gain's untimely death struck me like no other policy fatality.

Derek Truck
Teamsters Union

August 24, 2022

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