Service Before Self, Honor Above All

Memorial :: Gary D. Harl

July 16, 1975

Portrait of police officer Gary D. Harl

Gary D. Harl

Officer Gary Harl made a routine traffic stop at night for a simple traffic violation. Officer Harl and the driver of the motorcycle were talking in the front seat of Officer Harl’s police car. The driver of the motorcycle suddenly reached toward the officer pointing a pistol at the officer’s head and shot him one time. Officer Harl was pronounced dead at the hospital about one hour later.