Police Officer William T. Gaskin

Police Officer William T. Gaskin

Huntsville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, August 27, 1968

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William T. Gaskin

Officer William Gaskin was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on Toll Gate Road.

He had radioed to dispatch that he was making the stop and was found by other officers suffering from a gunshot wound. He was still holding the suspect's driver's license when he was found.

The man was committed to a mental institution where he was stabbed to death two years later.

Police Officer Gaskin was a U.S. Army veteran had only served with the Huntsville Police Department for three months. He was survived by his three aunts and uncles.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Murdered in prison

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