Reserve Deputy Arlyn Lee Gort

Reserve Deputy Arlyn Lee Gort

Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, August 22, 1989

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Arlyn Lee Gort

Reserve Deputy Arlyn Gort was struck and killed by the driver of a vehicle while he was directing traffic at the scene of an accident.

The driver that struck him was looking at the accident and claimed not to have seen the deputy.

Deputy Gort was survived by his wife, five children, and 11 grandchildren.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 202

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Deputy Gort,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Ottawa County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 22, 2019

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