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

Lieutenant

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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In1966 my Uncle Sam was killed in the line of duty. Many members of our family are or have been law enforcement officers. We have never forgotten the courage and dedication of our uncle. He was a real hero, as are many officers in law enforcement. We will never forget, and our love for our uncle will be forever. The thin Blue Line is real.

LTC James H. Isom (US Army Ret)
US Army Criminal Investagation Command
January 24, 2014

 

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