Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson

Master Patrol Officer Brian T. A. Gibson

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1997

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Brian T. A. Gibson

Master Patrol Officer Brian Gibson was shot and killed execution style as he was stopped at a traffic light at the intersection of Georgia Avenue and Missouri Avenue, NW.

He was shot by a man who had just been ejected from a night club by another officer. As Officer Gibson sat in his patrol car the suspect approached him and shot him four times. One bullet struck his shoulder and the other three struck him in the left side of his head. The suspect was arrested by other officers as he ran from the scene.

On February 18, 1998, the suspect in the case was found guilty of all charges. On April 23rd, 1998, the subject was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Officer Gibson had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for six years and was assigned to the Fourth District. He is survived by his wife, two children, parents, and sister.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1187

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentence to life parole

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Today we lost law enforcements biggest "cheerleader", Brian's mother Shirley passed away. Mrs. Gibson was very involved in C.O.P.S. She advocated for years after Brian's death helping family's across this country who lost a loved one in the line of duty. She opened her beautiful house every holiday to all us cooking pounds of food allowing hundreds of us inside. She was so sweet and loved all of us because we were blue. Although Brian passed away before I came on, his mother is one of the reasons the newer generations never forget the sacrifices made by the ones who came before us. When I was in patrol and would sit at light at Georgia & Missouri I would always think of Brian and Shirley. Brian's legacy will continue to go on stronger because of Shirley and now hers will too. I'm so sorry to the Gibson family for another loss. I hope you take comfort knowing that her and Brian are reunited. Thank you to the Gibson family for sharing Shirley with us and MPD can't thank you enough.

DC Metropolitan Police (MPD)

July 18, 2021

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