Chief Cecil F. Gurr

Chief Cecil F. Gurr

End of Watch: 

July 6, 2001

Age: 50
Roosevelt Police Department
Homicide: Rifle

Chief Cecil F. Gurr was shot and killed at a convenience store in Ballard.
Chief Gurr and several other officers responded to the store on a report of a man attempting to force a female acquaintance into a pickup truck. Officers approached the scene as the man and the woman were driving out of the parking lot. The suspect fired upon the officers with an assault rifle. Chief Gurr was returning fire when he was struck in the head and instantly killed. The suspect then forced the woman to drive away. A few blocks from the scene the woman managed to throw the rifle from the truck. The vehicle was then boxed in, and the unarmed suspect subdued by officers. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. Chief Gurr was married and the father of three children. He is buried in Roosevelt Memorial Park.
The bronze memorial name plaque of Chief Cecil F. Gurr is sponsored by the Roosevelt Police Department.

Fallen Officers