Sergeant David V. Gemmill

Sergeant David V. Gemmill

Alliance Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, February 11, 1929

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David V. Gemmill

Sergeant Gemmill was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train at the North Union Avenue crossing while responding to a suspicious person call. Sergeant Gemmill's partner was seriously injured in the accident but eventually returned to duty.

Sergeant Gemmill had served with the Alliance Police Department for 2 years and had been responsible for starting the city school's student crossing guard program. He was survived by his children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

suspicious person, train

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Sergeant David V. Gemmill of the Alliance Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

February 11, 2024

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