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Memorial to Gilbert M. Silvia

Gilbert M. Silvia

Officer Killed in the Line of Duty

Date of Death: November 25, 1967
Rank: Detective-Sergeant
Age: 34
Years of Service: 11
Marital Status: Married
Children: Four
Location of Death: 16th and Corcoran Street, NW


On November 23, at 11:00 pm, plain-clothes Detective Silvia approached an auto that had a broken out vent window. As detective Silvia approached the door of the auto, he discovered that the vehicle was occupied. At the same moment, the suspect opened fire on Detective Silvia, striking him in the stomach.

Detective Silvia died two days later from his injuries.

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