Patrolman Vincent L. Gerek

Patrolman Vincent L. Gerek

Barberton Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 24, 1948

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Vincent L. Gerek

Patrolman Vincent Gerek was shot and killed while investigating a holdup at the Kroger Grocery Store on Fourth Street at Creedmore Avenue.

The gunman was mortally wounded in the exchange of gunfire with another policeman.

Patrolman Gerek's badge, #8, has been permanently retired by the Barberton Police Department. He was survived by his wife and his 10-year-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 8

Incident Details

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

robbery

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of
Patrolman Vincent L. Gerek of the Barberton Police Department, Ohio and the additional 102 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 24, 2020

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