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Deputy Sheriff William E. Tibbet | Kern County Sheriff's Department, California Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

Deputy Sheriff

William E. Tibbet

Kern County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, April 19, 1903

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff William Tibbet and Marshal Thomas Packard were shot and killed while attempting to serve a murder warrant on a suspect. The suspect was fatally shot as he attempted to escape by Deputy Tibbet's brother, who was also a deputy sheriff.

A second suspect was arrested and sentenced to life in prison for the murders, but committed suicide before the sentence was carried out.

Deputy Tibbet was survived by his wife, mother, and five siblings. He is buried in Union Cemetery, Bakersfield, California.

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