Commander Paul John Gillen

Commander Paul John Gillen

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, May 29, 1974

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Paul John Gillen

Commander Paul Gillen was killed in a police helicopter crash during a training exercise. He was the highest ranking member of his agency to be killed in the line of duty.

Commander Gillen was a U.S Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Los Angeles Police Department for 25 years.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 6435
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident


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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Commander Gillen. No finer a brave man than yourself serving the Golden State and city of angels.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 25, 2018

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