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Officer Johnnie C. Gibson | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas


Johnnie C. Gibson

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 19, 1923

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Both executed in 1924

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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.

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Officer John Richard Crain
Dallas Police Department, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, May 24, 1923
Cause: Gunfire

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I just found out today that I am related to this wonderful person who lost his life so many years ago at the young age of 22 protecting and serving others. I am so honored and so proud of his service. I wish I could have known more about him. I am comforted knowing he is in God's hands and now in my heart and memory forever.

February 7, 2017


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