Deputy Sheriff Gordon Leon Galemore

Deputy Sheriff Gordon Leon Galemore

Mississippi County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Wednesday, February 28, 1979

Add to My Heroes

Gordon Leon Galemore

Deputy Sheriff Gordon Galemore was shot and killed by an armed robbery suspect he was transporting to the police station for questioning.

The man was suspected of robbing a Charleston service station 30 minutes earlier. Deputy Galemore located him and took him into custody. As he approached the police station the man produced a concealed .38 caliber handgun and opened fire inside of the patrol car, killing Deputy Galemore and wounding another passenger.

The suspect was located hiding near the city hall a short time later and was killed in a shootout with officers.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

prisoner custody, robbery, transport

Most Recent Reflection

View all 14 Reflections

I was hired as a Juvenile Officer three years after Gordon's death. My family and I visited his name on the memorial wall a few years ago. I had a copy of his memorial rubbing framed for the courthouse. Rest in Peace.

Deputy Juvenile Officer
33rd Judicial Circuit, Scott and Mississippi Counties, Missouri

December 28, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.