Patrolman John P. Gibbons, III

Patrolman John P. Gibbons, III

Woburn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Tuesday, May 4, 1999

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John P. Gibbons, III

Patrolman John Gibbons suffered a fatal heart attack after being kicked in the chest by a woman while responding to a disturbance call.

He began to suffer chest pains and was transported to a local hospital where he passed away.

Patrolman Gibbons had served with the Woburn Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 99

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack


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Officer Gibbons, it has been 25 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your 14 years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

May 4, 2024

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