Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # 193
Incident Date: 9/26/1977
Offender: Sentenced to life w/out parole
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.