Officer Tommy Richard Gober, Jr.

Officer Tommy Richard Gober, Jr.

DeKalb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, June 28, 1980

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Tommy Richard Gober, Jr.

Officer Tommy Gober was shot and killed and his partner was seriously wounded while responding to a burglary in progress on Aquamist Drive.

The subject who shot him was arrested after fleeing in Officer Gober's patrol car.

Officer Gober had served with the DeKalb County Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his expectant wife.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

burglary

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I rented a room in the same house where Tommy lived. I lived across the hall from him from about June of 1978 to October of 1979 when I moved away from the area. The first time I saw Tommy in his uniform I was a little intimidated. But he became a good friend. I believe he had a Pontiac Firebird at the time. When I read about his death I was shocked. Rest In Peace, Tommy, I will never forget you. You changed my attitude of police officers.

Thomas Oliver
House Mate

September 29, 2021

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