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.


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

Incident Details

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


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Dear Audra
I worked with your dad and he was my best friend. We were working in narcotics at Southeast.
When you dad lost his life I was with him. I knew he was gone . I was holding his head trying to comfort hin.

Every thing was confusing that night. I have a few pictures of yours dads funeral. To this very day my heart
hurts for his family. My number is 410-285-1745 and I have a lot of stories I can share with you.

Where your Dad was shot is now te Sparks Motor Lodge or at least it was the last time I passed by it. Please call me any time. I live in Dundalk now Pastor the Merritt Park Baptist Church at 1799 Merritt Blvd. Baltimore Md. 21222. Been there for 44 years now.

I would love to hear from you.
your dad would always say Heronnnnnn when he saw me. I spent more time with your dad than I did my family. He was and still is to me a Great Man.

Officer Ronald Wright now retried
Baltimore City Police Department

August 9, 2018

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