Lieutenant Richard W. O. Gammill

Lieutenant Richard W. O. Gammill

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, September 7, 1989

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Richard W. O. Gammill

Lieutenant Richard Gammill succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained nine years earlier while investigating the shooting of a citizen at 3500 Rangeline Road.

He had responded with other officers to a local hotel to check on a man who had reported being shot while driving on the interstate.

When the first two officers arrived the man refused to cooperate. When Lieutenant Gammill arrived the man pulled out a handgun and shot the three officers before being shot and killed by return gunfire.

Lieutenant Gammill served as a sergeant at the time of the shooting.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 22, 1980
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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