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Apr. 18, 1916
Caucasian Male / 57 yrs. of age
Medina City Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Tue. Apr. 18, 1916
Watchman John Gates was shot and killed by the city marshal who had a long standing grudge with him. The marshal confronted Watchman Gates in front of a grocery store and an argument ensued. During the course of the argument the marshal shot Watchman Gates with a 16-gauge shotgun.
The marshal then attempted to commit suicide, but survived. He was charged with Watchman Gates' murder and convicted of manslaughter.
Watchman Gates had served with the agency for 8 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.p