Officer John D. "Jack" Gates

Officer John D. "Jack" Gates

Oklahoma City Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, March 23, 1930

John D. "Jack" Gates

Officer Jack Gates was shot and killed while attempting to stop a robbery of a grocery store at 1412 North Robinson.

The two suspects were captured several days later and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Gates had only served with the Oklahoma City Police Department for three weeks. His brother, Officer Douglas Gates, was shot and killed in the line of duty on December 3rd, 1933, while also serving with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 weeks
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, March 22, 1930
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

robbery

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Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 20, 2010

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