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Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Master Patrol Officer

Brian T. A. Gibson

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 5, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 1187

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentence to life parole

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Master Patrol Officer Brian Gibson was shot and killed execution style as he was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Missouri Avenue, NW.

He was shot by a man who had just been ejected from a night club by another officer. As Officer Gibson sat in his patrol car the suspect approached him and shot him four times. One bullet struck his shoulder and the other three struck him in the left side of his head. The suspect was arrested by other officers as he ran from the scene.

On February 18, 1998, the suspect in the case was found guilty of all charges. On April 23rd, 1998, the subject was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Gibson had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for six years and was assigned to the Fourth District. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and sister.

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I remember you with fondness, pride and sadness.
We worked the Power Shift in 4-D together; I will never forget you; your beautiful family continues to remember you, in the Christmas
breakfasts, and the annual memorial service at 3:15 am at Georgia
and Missouri. Your mom is a shining beacon for us all to hold onto, whether in giving her strength and loving support to all
who needed her at NYC in the days following 9/11/01; or her
continuing love and care in cities across the world in your name.

Reserve Sgt. Pat Howell
Metropolitan Police Dept., 4-D
July 18, 2016


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