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Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson | Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

Sheriff

Everett Montgomery Gibson

Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1949

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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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.

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Sheriff Joseph Jones Gibson
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End of Watch: Sunday, December 22, 1946
Cause: Gunfire

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