Officer Gary Dale Mills

Officer Gary Dale Mills

Boulder Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1973

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Gary Dale Mills

Officer Gary Mills was shot and killed as he and another officer were leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance call in a local trailer park.

A man with no connection to the initial call came out of a nearby trailer and opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, striking Officer Mills in the back. A reserve officer with Officer Mills returned fire and wounded the suspect before arresting him.

Officer Mills was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds while in surgery.

Officer Mills was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 25, 1973
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 - 40 years

ambush, domestic

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