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.

Bio

  • 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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My grandmother was only 12 years old when her father (Det. Garbett) when this happened. What most people don't know is that his wife was not alive at the time of his death and his two oldest son's moved back home to raise their younger siblings until they were married or had a career of their own.

Laura B
Great, grand daughter

September 1, 2013

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