Police Officer Arnold Z. Gamble

Police Officer Arnold Z. Gamble

Sacramento Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 15, 1963

Arnold Z. Gamble

Officer Arnold Gamble was shot and killed at a local bar while responding to a robbery call. The suspect was attempting to obtain money to hire a lawyer for another court case in which he had fired his public defender.

During the arrest the suspect was able to disarm Officer Gamble's partner and then shot Officer Gamble. Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Gamble was able to return fire and wounded the suspect, who was arrest nearby.

The suspect was sentenced to death and executed in 1967.

Officer Gamble had served with the agency for 20 years and was killed the day before his 43rd birthday. He was survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge 153

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Execited in 1967

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 15, 2018

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