Lieutenant Samual W. Gibbs

Lieutenant Samual W. Gibbs

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 1966

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Samual W. Gibbs

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.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 55 years

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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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