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Officer Douglas E. Gibbs | San Francisco Police Department, California San Francisco Police Department, California


Douglas E. Gibbs

San Francisco Police Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, October 1, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 193

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/26/1977

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life w/out parole

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Officer Douglas Gibbs was shot and fatally wounded as he was placing a man under arrest for pick pocketing.

Officer Gibbs was a member of the police decoy unit. After setting up an operation, the unit moved in on a suspect for an arrest. After the suspect was apprehended, he was placed on the hood of Officer Gibbs' car so he could be searched. As Officer Gibbs was conducting the search, another suspect walked up behind him and shot him twice in the back. Officer Gibbs died from his wounds five days later. The shooting suspect later surrendered to police and was sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Officer Gibbs is survived by his wife and three daughters.

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In past years, He and I bowled at Bagdad Bowl on 26th ave and Noreiga(closed in 1973) as often. I never forget him, He was good guy and husky guy too. Hey a wait a min, when I drove on sunset blvd, You know what he do...hitchhike so I stop quick and i got puzzled why he do that? so I found out that he was drunk in one in morning LOL, took him to his parent's house.. oh boy! I really missed him. Also I would to say Doug's wife Laurie "HI". ( if you remembered me, am only deaf bowler) God bless you and family.

steven m grainer
October 21, 2017


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