Officer Norman Gray

Officer Norman Gray

Peoria Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Monday, January 24, 1916

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Norman Gray

Officer Norman Gray was shot and killed by one of two robbery suspects he arrested on S.W. Washington Street. The two had committed 16 hold-ups in one night. As he was waiting for a patrol wagon one produced a pistol and shot him in the head.

The 21-year-old killer was arrested and sentenced to life. He escaped from prison on May 16, 1924.

Officer Gray was survived by his wife and three sons.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Officer Gray.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 9, 2019

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