Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 months
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber
Offender: Both executed in 1924
Officer Johnnie Gibson was shot and killed while investigating a burglary at a drug store in the early morning hours. Officer Gibson and his partner observed a suspect standing in the store at 3:45 am. They approached the store with their guns drawn when the suspect opened fire, striking Officer Gibson in the neck.
Both suspects were arrested one month later after they shot and killed Officer John Crain in almost identical circumstances, using the same .38 caliber handgun used to murder Officer Gibson. The subjects were both convicted and executed on March 28, 1924.
Officer Gibson had served with the Dallas Police department for eight months. He was survived by his parents, five sisters, and one brother.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Officer John Richard Crain