Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1960

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Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer was killed when he was struck by a fleeing hit-and-run driver at the intersection of 106th Street and Avenue L. The driver was apprehended at the scene of the crash and convicted of charges stemming from the incident.

Patrolman Gossmeyer was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Chicago Police Department for four years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 9775
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Dear Dad,
It has been a struggle at times in our lives, but we know you are watching us from above proud of us. Each of us have volunteered serving through our faith, Police survivor groups, our family. Community.
“Always remembered,never forgotten. “. You gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Citizens of Chicago.
I am thankful for other Officers and support groups that have helped us.
Could you make sure all the Officers now are okay especially Michael P.Gordon
E/O/W 8/08/04 for his dad.
His dad keeps touch with us.
In today’s world you have lots of names Dad, brother,brother-in-law,Uncle,Great Uncle, grandfather,great grandfather, Father-in-law, but you will b Lucky, Gus,
Melvin Sr, Mel Gossmeyer.
Love you always
Your children

Marie VanWyk
His daughter

July 24, 2020

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