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Whenever an officer is injured or killed, in the line of duty, many ask what went wrong. A few things went wrong in the case of Officer Gail Cobb, but let's talk about what went right. On the morning of September 20, 1974, Officer Gail Cobb got up and took her time getting ready for work. She believed in showing up to work looking professional, she looked sharp in her uniform. Officer Cobb reported to roll call and was given what was to be her last assignment. Again, this is an account of what went right. Officer Cobb was a woman of faith; she loved her family, and she believed in her city, The District of Columbia (DC) where she was born and raised. Officer Cobb had faith in her training, and her trainers, who prepared her for the career she chose, and she believed in this great country.

Officer Gail Cobb was the first female officer killed, in the line of duty, in the Nation. She was also the first African American female officer killed in the performance of her duty, and there has not been a female who has died in the line of duty since she was killed, within the DC Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Cobb demonstrated unwavering faith towards the values, and the safety of the good citizens of our great city.

These facts are what has earned Officer Gail Cobb her greatness.

Join us as we remember Officer Gail A. Cobb, her family, and all first responders with a salute on September 20th, 2024. Going forward, we would also like to make the date of September 20th, of every year, as the date to honor all our first responders, within the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Virginia area (The DMV), and their families with a salute for their services.

Gerald G. Neill Jr.

Retired Sergeant, MPD.

President of the Association of Retired Police Officers (DC)


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Whenever an officer is injured or killed, in the line of duty, many ask what went wrong. A few things...

Whenever an officer is injured or killed, in the line of duty, many ask what went wrong. A few things went wrong in the case of Officer Gail Cobb, but let's talk about what went right. On the morning of September 20, 1974, Officer Gail Cobb got up and took her time getting ready for work. She believed in showing up to work looking professional, she looked sharp in her uniform. Officer Cobb reported to roll call and was given what was to be her last assignment. Again, this is an account of what went right. Officer Cobb was a woman of faith; she loved her family, and she believed in her city, The District of Columbia (DC) where she was born and raised. Officer Cobb had faith in her training, and her trainers, who prepared her for the career she chose, and she believed in this great country.

Officer Gail Cobb was the first female officer killed, in the line of duty, in the Nation. She was also the first African American female officer killed in the performance of her duty, and there has not been a female who has died in the line of duty since she was killed, within the DC Metropolitan Police Department. Officer Cobb demonstrated unwavering faith towards the values, and the safety of the good citizens of our great city.

These facts are what has earned Officer Gail Cobb her greatness.

Join us as we remember Officer Gail A. Cobb, her family, and all first responders with a salute on September 20th, 2024. Going forward, we would also like to make the date of September 20th, of every year, as the date to honor all our first responders, within the District of Columbia, Maryland and the Virginia area (The DMV), and their families with a salute for their services.

Gerald G. Neill Jr.

Retired Sergeant, MPD.

President of the Association of Retired Police Officers (DC)

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Hello, Many thanks for the $120 donation for the Gail Cobb scholarship fund from officers and family from the First District reunion on June 8, 2024.
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Gerald Neill Jr
I am 35-year retired veteran MPD Officer, I salute Gail for her bravery, for her sacrifice, she didn't have to pursue that suspect, she could have called out for back up, but she didn't, probably thinking on the window of time, she excepted the call, because this is what we signed up for. I support all of the women who paved the way for this awesome career, as a LEO, it wasn't popular for a woman to perform in such a male dominated position. Much respect in her memory. "RIP"
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Gerald Neill Jr
The job of policing is about seconds on your side. Training at the time had officers not drawing their weapons unless they were going to use it. As Officer Gail A. Cobb ran after an armed gunmen her gun was holstered. In the mind of the criminal, he had the advantage, and shot her down. It is my belief had she had her weapon out at ready gun, she would be with us today. We must protect our officers as they protect us. We salute you for your service and sacrifice.

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