Patrolman Gwendolyn Ann Downs

Photo of Patrolman Gwendolyn Ann Downs
End of Watch: Mon, May 16th, 1977
Date of Incident: Mon, May 16th, 1977
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 26


Her two daughters


Patrolman Downs was shot and killed after she and her partner responded to disturbance call at the intersection of 7th Street and Broadway. After waiting several minutes and unable to find any one who had called the police, her estranged husband pulled into the lot. As Patrolman Downs approached he produced a handgun and shot her. He then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide.


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Patrolman Gwendolyn Ann Downs
Left by Trooper on Saturday, February 9th, 2008

No Officer should be without a tribute. RIP. Watch over us and keep us safe. Thank you for your service.