Deputy Sheriff Gerald L. Morris

Photo of Deputy Sheriff Gerald L. Morris
End of Watch: Fri, Jan 2nd, 1981
Date of Incident: Fri, Jan 2nd, 1981
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 2 years
Age: 28


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Deputy Morris was in uniform working an off duty security job when he responded to a report of domestic trouble nearby. The scene was actually an armed robbery in which another deputy -- Deputy Terry Baker -- had just been shot and killed. As Deputy Morris approached the store, he met two armed suspects at the door. A gun battle ensued. Deputy Morris fatally shot one of the suspects before being shot by the other with a round that glanced off his secutiy vehicle and struck him in the throat.


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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
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