Thursday, February 16, 2012

Fallen Hero- Officer William W. Gullett, Jr. (02/16/69)

Officer William W. Gullet, Jr.

Let us pause to remember our Fallen Hero, Officer William W. Gullett, Jr., lost this day in 1969 while investigating a loud music complaint in George Sector.

   Ofc. Gullett was born on December 9, 1946, in St. Louis, Missouri.  He was raised in College Park, Maryland and attended Northwestern High School.  After serving briefly in the cadet program, Ofc. Gullett joined the Prince George's County Police Department on November 6, 1967, as a member of Session 3-67, a class that would ultimately suffer the loss of three of its members in the Line of Duty.  Upon completion of his Academy training, Ofc. Gullett was assigned to the Seat Pleasant Station.

 On February 16, 1969, at approximately 0100 hours, Ofc. Gullett responded to a loud music complaint at 2910 Markham Lane in Kentland, Maryland.  Ofc. Gullett and a second officer approached the target apartment and made contact with the resident.  While discussing the matter with him, the resident suddenly drew a handgun from his waistband and opened fire, fatally wounding Ofc. Gullett.

Ofc. Gullett served the Prince George's County Police Department for one year and was the 7th member of this Agency to make the Ultimate Sacrifice.  He was the 9th law enforcement officer to give his life while serving this Profession within Prince George's County, Maryland.

  At the time of his death, Officer William W. Gullett, Jr. was 22 years old and survived by his parents.

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