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New Hero Search John H. Gates - Apr. 18, 1916 (9892)

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Medina City Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: OH, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Apr. 18, 1916
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 57 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Medina City Police Dept.
OH   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Night Watchman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 8 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: OH   USA   Tue. Apr. 18, 1916
Summary: 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

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