Patrolman Gabriel Cecil LaFromboise

Patrolman Gabriel Cecil LaFromboise

LaPorte City Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Thursday, December 9, 1976

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Gabriel Cecil LaFromboise

Patrolman Gabriel LaFromboise was killed when his patrol car collided with a tractor trailer during a high-speed pursuit. The vehicle he was pursuing passed the semi, forcing it to the shoulder of the road. The semi's trailer broke free and struck Patrolman LaFromboise's patrol car.

The suspect he was chasing has since been released from prison on parole.

Patrolman LaFromboise had served with the LaPorte City Police Department for eight months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Officer LaFromboise - you taught me C.P.R. when I was 17 yrs. old. I have saved two lives over the years with that training. Each year at our Police Officers Memorial Service in Urbandale, IA. I remember your sacrifice and that of your family. GOD Bless the LaFromboise Family.

Chief of Police Ross McCarty
Urbandale Police Department

May 13, 2015

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