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Patrolman John A. Tibbs | Richmond Police Department, Virginia Richmond Police Department, Virginia


John A. Tibbs

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, October 20, 1940

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never identified

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Patrolman John Tibbs was shot and killed after surprising suspects burglarizing a clothing store in the 700 block of West Broad Street. His body was located in a vacant lot after he failed to check in with dispatchers. The suspects were never identified.

Patrolman Tibbs had been with the agency for 14 years.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
December 23, 2013


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