Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Gibbs

Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Gibbs

Routt County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, March 21, 1929

Charles E. Gibbs

Deputy Sheriff Charles Gibbs was killed when he was caught in an avalanche 22 miles northwest of Steamboat Springs while on his way to serve papers on two miners.

A search party found his body under tons of snow the next day.

Deputy Gibbs was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Weather/Natural disaster

civil papers

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This is my grandfather also. I am the cousin of Joyce Hoagland Berkoski. I am Kathy Harris. Joyce's mother and my mother were sisters. I'm so glad to see this post regarding my grandfather and was proud that he served as a Deputy Sheriff. This also confirms to me how he actually died.


November 21, 2018

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