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 is survived by his wife and daughter. His daughter later went on to serve with the Baltimore Police Department. Officer Gray also served in the United States Marine Corps.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

robbery

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Officer Gray, thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten.

To your sister Benita and your entire family, God Bless you all and take some small comfort knowing that the heroic and untimely departure of Officer Gray will always be remembered by his LE brethren.

Rest in peace always sir,

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

July 26, 2020

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