Details: 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.