Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Patrolman Melvin L. Gossmeyer

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Sunday, July 17, 1960

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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55 years ago you gave the ultimate sacrifice to serve and protect the City of Chicago. You left us at 32 and today you watch over us from heaven your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Always remembered, never forgotten
. We know how proud of us you are and loved us.
Love always

All our love, Your family

July 18, 2015

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