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photo of Trooper Gasque
End of Watch:   Friday, October 26, 1961

Trooper Gasque was shot when he was ambushed while he and his police dog tracked two fugitives in Jacksonville. The suspects were wanted for abducting and shooting at a Duval County sheriff's deputy.   He had served the citizens of Florida, with the Florida Highway Patrol, for 2 years.

His career with FHP began August 1, 1959. He was in the 19th recruit class in Tallahassee, from February 1 to April 16,1960.  He was stationed in Jacksonville.  At the time of his death, he was 30.

News Article Regarding Trooper Edwin Gasque:

NOTE:  Some of this information has been provided with the permission of The Officer Down Memorial Page Website.   Also available on the ODMP, you may view or leave reflections about this officer.

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