Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Gibbs

Deputy Sheriff Charles E. Gibbs

Routt County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, March 21, 1929

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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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Deputy Sheriff Gibbs,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 21, 2019

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