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 man was my Grandfather. I have been proud of his service and to be part of the ever growing family that he left behind. I am sure that he would be pleased being remembered so many years later.

Joyce (Hoagland) Berkoski

January 31, 2013

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