Sgt. Thurman Spybuck

spybuck1971.jpgWas killed in an exchange of gunfire during a drug raid on April 3, 1971.

Officers were serving a search warrant on 27th West Avenue.  The resident, Truman Trowbridge, exchanged gunfire with police and ran out the back door and was confronted by Sgt. Spybuck
The two exchanged gunfire and Sgt. Spybuck was fatally shot. Trowbridge threw down his weapon and raised his hands when other officers appeared.  The shooting took place near an elementary school and was witnessed by many of the children.

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