Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Police Officer Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 1972

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Lorenzo Arnest Gray

Police Officer Lorenzo Gray was shot and killed by a shotgun blast as he and his partner entered a hotel in the 2600 block of Pulaski Highway to investigate a report of a holdup.

Officer Gray managed to return fire, wounding the suspect's accomplice. Both men were apprehended as they ran from the hotel by a team of federal agents on an unrelated stake-out.

The gunman was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was paroled in 1986. On May 4th, 1993, he and three other paroled killers were arrested in Baltimore for operating a million-dollar-a-month drug operation.

Officer Gray was a United States Marine Corps veteran who served with the Baltimore City Police Department for three years. He is survived by his wife and daughter. His daughter later went on to serve with the Baltimore Police Department.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1986


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Almost 52 years have passed since I walked into the SE District and I've never forgotten you. I also served in Vietnam but with the 1st Cav in the Bong Son before coming to BPD. Our lives were so similar yet so different. My two sons both went into law enforcement and I'd like to think you helped watch over all three of us over the years.

SAC Jack E. Hurley, Jr. (Ret)
USACIDC formerly Baltimore City Police Department; SE District

March 10, 2024

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