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Lieutenant Samual W. Gibbs | Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee


Samual W. Gibbs

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch: Thursday, August 11, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 55 years

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Lieutenant Gibbs was shot and killed with his own weapon in Shelbyville, Tennessee. While arresting a suspect, the man was able to gain control of his .38 caliber service revolver and shot him.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to 55 years in prison.

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My Uncle Sam was a big man with a big heart. Our family will forever keep him in our hearts and mind.

Barbara Isom
May 14, 2017


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