Quote1 I make promises, not threats. Quote2
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James Gordon was a private detective in Gotham City who had originally been a police officer. He was also a World War II veteran who had stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day under the command of an officer named Bruce Wayne. The things he had seen during the war, including an incident where he was forced to shoot a young boy in the opposing army, made him completely unable to live with himself and drove him to alcoholism. This caused him to be fired from the force and his wife Sarah divorced him, taking their daughter Barbara with her. He set up his own private investigation agency.[1]



  • James Gordon's tombstone reveals that he lived from 1914-1949.



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