Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson

Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson

Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 1949

Everett Montgomery Gibson

Sheriff Gibson was shot and killed when he and a county patrolman investigated an illegal moonshine still. As they entered a clearing near the still both men were fired upon from ambush. Sheriff Gibson was fatally wounded and the patrolman was wounded three times, but able to make to a road to seek help.

The suspect who shot Sheriff Gibson was sentenced to life in prison. Two other suspects were sentenced to shorter prison terms.

Sheriff Gibson's brother, Joseph Gibson, was shot and killed two years earlier, on December 22, 1946, while serving as sheriff of Wayne County.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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