Police Officer Alvin C. Gillem

Police Officer Alvin C. Gillem

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, April 12, 1917

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Alvin C. Gillem

Officer Gillem was killed when he was struck by a drunk driver on San Pablo Avenue. He was standing on the sidewalk when the driver lost control of his vehicle and ran over him. The suspect was apprehended and charged with manslaughter. He was tried and acquitted on July 20, 1917.

Officer Gillem was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 12, 2018

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