Constable Edwin M. Gilbert

Constable Edwin M. Gilbert
Ely Police Department
End of Watch: Sunday, October 13, 1907

Biographical Information:
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, October 12, 1907
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed


Constable Gilbert succumbed to gunshot wounds received the previous day when he attempted to settle a dispute between a prostitute and her manager. As Constable Gilbert entered a doorway the suspect shot at him four times, striking him twice. As other officers responded to the scene the suspect fire more shots. One of the shots ricocheted off the room and fatally wounded the suspect.
Constable Gilbert had been elected constable in 1905. He had been a deputy sheriff in White Pine County since 1897.