Patrolman John A. Tibbs

Patrolman John A. Tibbs

Richmond Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, October 20, 1940

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John A. Tibbs

Patrolman John Tibbs was shot and killed after surprising suspects burglarizing a clothing store in the 700 block of West Broad Street. His body was located in a vacant lot after he failed to check in with dispatchers. The suspects were never identified.

Patrolman Tibbs had been with the agency for 14 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

burglary in progress

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Patrolman Tibbs,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Richmond. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 20, 2020

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