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Sheriff Joseph Jones Gibson | Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

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Joseph Jones Gibson

Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, December 22, 1946

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life in prison

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Sheriff Joseph Gibson was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call involving a man with a gun. The 28-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. A year later he received a second trial and was sentenced to life.

Sheriff Gibson's brother, Everett Gibson, was shot and killed two years later, on July 25, 1949, while also serving as sheriff of Wayne County.

Sheriff Gibson was survived by his wife and four children.

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Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson
Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Kentucky
End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1949
Cause: Gunfire

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th 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 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 horrible it must have been for your parents to lose two sons in the line of duty...what a terrible family tragedy.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 22, 2011

 

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