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. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to life plus 20 years for aggravated assault on an officer and 70 years for motor vehicle theft.

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


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Life in prison


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