- Associated Press - Monday, May 11, 2015

OXFORD, Mich. (AP) - A suburban Detroit police officer who was fatally shot in the line of duty in 1925 is being honored with a grave marker at the cemetery where his was buried.

The Detroit News reports (https://bit.ly/1zVvTPE ) retired Oxford police Capt. James Malcolm has been researching the case surrounding the death of John “Jay” Gould since the 1980s. Gould was shot in the chest with a 12-gauge shotgun while on patrol.

After he retired in 2000, Malcolm worked to get Gould’s name on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Last month, officers placed Gould’s headstone, with his name, date of death and the words “Oxford Village night watch killed in the line of duty.”

On Tuesday, the police department plans a 6:30 p.m. memorial dedication at Ridgelawn Memorial Cemetery.

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Information from: The Detroit News, https://detnews.com/


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