Detective Samuel George Garbett

Detective Samuel George Garbett

Pocatello Police Department, Idaho

End of Watch Wednesday, July 23, 1924

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Samuel George Garbett

Detective Samuel Garbett was shot and killed when he and the police chief responded to a report of a man breaking into a residence and assaulting a woman. Upon arriving on the scene the officers and suspect exchanged gunfire. Detective Garbett and the suspect were both fatally wounded. The chief was seriously wounded but recovered.

Detective Garbett was survived by his wife and 11 children.


  • Age 63
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Det. Garbett,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pocatello.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

July 23, 2024

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