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Police Officer Harry C. Gibson | Columbus Police Department, Georgia Columbus Police Department, Georgia

Police Officer

Harry C. Gibson

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 6, 1943

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Gibson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an AWOL soldier from Ft. Benning. The soldier and another man with him both produced handguns and fatally shot Officer Gibson. Both suspects were later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Gibson's father, Nelson Gibson, was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 12, 1915, while also serving as a police officer for the Columbus Police Department.

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Police Officer Nelson Harrison Gibson
Columbus Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Sunday, September 12, 1915
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

How awful that your family had to endure losing a father and son in the line of duty.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 7, 2012


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