End of Watch

Parole Officer William F. Gambill

Florida Probation and Parole Commission, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, July 11, 1973

Forty-nine years ago today, 45- year-old Parole Officer William Gambill was killed in an automobile crash while supervising prison inmates who were out on parole in Escambia County.

On Wednesday, July 11, 1973, Officer Gamble was at work when the car he was driving crossed the center line of Davis Highway and struck another vehicle. 

Officer Gambill had served with the Florida Probation and Parole Commission for one year. He was survived by his wife, Dolores Anderson Gambill, two sons, Raymond Gambill and Clayton Gambill, two daughters, Dana Gambill and Melanie Gambill, and his mother, Virginia Hoffman Gamble.

William F. Gambill

Published by Mike Simmons

I am a retired sergeant with the Pensacola Police Department. I currently work as a coordinator at the George Stone Criminal Justice Training Center. I am married to the former Jerri Crabtree. We have three grown children and seven grandchildren. I volunteer with a boys' mentoring program known as "Royal Rangers."

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