Police Officer Gerald A. Morrison

Police Officer Gerald A. Morrison

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Monday, March 11, 1974

Gerald A. Morrison

Officer Gerald Morrison was attacked and then shot while making a check on a bar that was known for gambling, drugs, and serving after hours. Officer Morrison was in plain clothes and as he walked into the bar, was struck from behind with a chair. When he was knocked to the ground he was shot by the bar owner, and then struck with the chair several more times. Officer Morrison was able to return fire and shot and killed the bar owner.

Officer Morrison had been with the agency for five years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 20 years, 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Officer Gerald A. Morrison will never ever be forgotten. May your soul rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

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