Gifford, Gary, AO3

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Ordnanceman
Primary Unit
1965-1968, AO-0000, NAS Fallon
Service Years
1964 - 1968
AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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Home State
California
California
Year of Birth
Not Specified
 
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Home Town
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Last Address
San Francisco, Ca

Date of Passing
Oct 15, 1975
 
Location of Interment
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TROOPER GARY GIFFORD End of Watch: October 15, 1975. NHP'S FIRST DUTY RELATED DEATH The death Tuesday of Nevada Highway Patrol officer Gary Vance Gifford, 29 marks the first time in the 26 year history of the NHP that an officer was killed in the line of duty. Gifford first joined the NHP in July 1969 and had resigned for a period of a few months earlier this year to take the post of assistant chief of the Fallon Police Department. He was reinstated to the patrol in July and was assigned to the Incline Village area where he made his home. He was patrolling the South Shore Lake Tahoe area Tuesday when he made a routine traffic stop just west of the Cave Rock tunnel. He was shot in the back of the head by a person he stopped, a suspect in a Round Hill Mall Bank robbery. A native of San Francisco, he served four years in the U.S. Navy before joining the NHP. Gifford, is survived by a son, James
   
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Gary was my friend, we became good friends while in the Navy, and later we both became Peace Officers. So his loss was not only personal, but also as the loss of a fellow officer and friend.. May you rest in Peace my friend.
   
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  1965-1968, AO-0000, NAS Fallon

AO-Aviation Ordnanceman

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Unit
NAS Fallon Unit Page

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class

NEC
AO-0000-Aviation Ordnanceman

Location
Fallon

Country/State
Nevada
 
 
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 NAS Fallon Details

NAS Fallon

Type
Garrison - Base Station

Existing/Disbanded
Existing

Parent Unit
Naval Air Stations

Strength
Base

Created/Owned By
Not Specified
   

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2007
   
   
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21 Members Also There at Same Time
NAS Fallon

Prudhomme, Kenneth, AN, (1963-1967) AO AO-0000 Airman
Haylor, Albert, PO3, (1964-1968) AO 8286 Petty Officer Third Class
Powers, James, LCDR, (1957-1980) OFF 230X Lieutenant Commander
Sisk, Charles Edward, LT, (1965-1975) OFF 636X Lieutenant
Davis, Charles Henry, PO1, (1944-1967) AD ADR-0000 Petty Officer First Class
Benner, Jr, Richard, PO2, (1965-1969) AD ADJ-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Lindler, Larry, PO2, (1958-1969) SM SM-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Moore, JT, PO2, (1961-1965) AC AC-0000 Petty Officer Second Class
Benner, Jr, Richard, PO2, (1965-1969) AD ADJ-0000 Petty Officer Third Class
Blankinship, William, PO3, (1963-1967) AT AT-6611 Petty Officer Third Class
Carter, Larry, CPO, (1967-2005) SK SK-0000 Seaman
Blackford, Paul, LCDR, (1965-1991) AN AN-0000 Airman Apprentice
Burrows, Gerald, LCDR, (1957-1987) Warrant Officer
Cano, Freddie, CPO, (1964-1986) Petty Officer Second Class
Hable, Raymond, MCPO, (1965-1995) ETN Petty Officer Second Class
Clark, Steve, PO2, (1968-1972) SN Seaman
Garcia, Al, PO3, (1964-1968) Seaman
Allen, Jack, PO3, (1966-1970) Airman
Brown, Michael, AN, (1967-1970) Airman Apprentice
Aviation Support Division

Opperman, Richard, PO3, (1964-1968) ABH ABH-7012 Petty Officer Third Class
Curnow, Richard, PO2, (1966-1972) Petty Officer Second Class
CSD Fallon

Rice, Jack, PO1, (1958-1977) AD ADR-0000 Petty Officer Third Class

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