Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Shawnee
County: Johnson
Death Date: 7/13/1991
Added to Memorial: 1992
Circumstances of Death: Accidental Automobile
Patrolman Gamblin stopped a car for speeding on the morning of July 13th. As he returned to his motorcycle after issuing the citation, he and the motorcycle were struck by another vehicle. He was killed instantly and the occupants of the vehicle that he had stopped were injured. Gamblin joined the Shawnee Police Department in 1985 and became one of the first officers assigned to motorcycle patrol at Shawnee. The 39-year-old officer was survived by his wife and four children.