Night Officer Charles Gibson

Night Officer Charles Gibson

Newton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 18, 1940

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Charles Gibson

Night Officer Charles Gibson was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary at a local filling station. The suspect opened fire on Officer Gibson, mortally wounding him. The man escaped with stealing only 35-cents but was later apprehended.

Officer Gibson had served with the Newton Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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