Night Officer Charles Gibson

Night Officer Charles Gibson

Newton Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Friday, October 18, 1940

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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