Patrolman Gordon McFall

Patrolman Gordon McFall

Osceola Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, May 23, 1967

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Gordon McFall

Patrolman Gordon McFall was shot and killed while he and several other officers engaged in a four hour gun battle with a mentally ill man who had barricaded himself in his home. It all began when the man threatened his neighbors with a gun.

The 65-year-old suspect shot and wounded three other officers, one seriously, before being shot and wounded as he fled from his home. He was charged with first degree murder,

Patrolman McFall was a United States Army WWII veteran and had served with the Osceola Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

barricade, EDP

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We shall never forget your brave sacrifice. You were a hero in 1967 and will remain one forever.

Council Member Tyler Dunegan
City of Osceola, Arkansas

May 22, 2022

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