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

Police Officer Alvin Gillem was struck and killed by a drunk driver on San Pablo Avenue at 16th Street.

He had taken a break to attend the circus with his family and was returning to duty when the driver lost control of his vehicle and ran over him as he stood on the sidewalk. The driver was charged with manslaughter but was acquitted on July 20th, 1917.

Officer Gillem had served with the Oakland Police Department for six years. He 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

drunk driver, foot patrol

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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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