Detective Robert Raymond Gonser

Detective Robert Raymond Gonser

Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, August 8, 1968

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Robert Raymond Gonser

Detective Gonser was shot and killed while he and another officer were working a surveillance operation in Inkster, Michigan. As the officers began to leave the scene, another car approached and attempted to block them in. Detective Gonser drove around them and the car began to follow them. The suspects fired several shots, striking Detective Gonser. The suspects were never identified.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Never identified

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Det. Gonser,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 8, 2018

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