Patrolman Robert L. Gotel

Patrolman Robert L. Gotel

Monticello Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, August 27, 1979

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Robert L. Gotel

Patrolman Robert Gotel was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 99-year-old man for brandishing a firearm.

Patrolman Gotel and the police chief were attempting to enter the man's home to arrest him when the man fired a round from a pistol. The round struck Patrolman Gotel in the head.

Patrolman Gotel had served with the Monticello Police Department for one year. He was survived by his parents and six siblings.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

weapons violation

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

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