Trooper Bobby S. Gann

Trooper Bobby S. Gann

Alabama Department of Public Safety, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, February 21, 1974

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Bobby S. Gann

Trooper Bobby Gann was shot and killed by an escaped mental patient.

Trooper Gann responded to a call about a stolen vehicle and chased the subject into a nearby abandoned house off of U.S. 31, approximately eight miles north of Prattville. Trooper Gann went into the house after the subject and was shot.

The man was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with other law enforcement officers.

Trooper Gann had served with the Alabama Department of Public Safety for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

EDP, escapee, stolen vehicle

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Trooper Gann,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Alabama. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 21, 2024

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