Chief of Police Randy Gibson

Chief of Police Randy Gibson

Kalama Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Randy Gibson

Chief of Police Randy Gibson died after going into respiratory distress while performing a high-stress arrest.

He began to fall ill following the arrest and drove himself to a local hospital where he was treated. He was discharged at his own request and returned home, where he passed away a short time later.

Chief Gibson was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had served with the Kalama Police Department for six years and had previously served with the Greene County Sheriff's Office, Missouri, for 20 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge 7A1
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available


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My deepest sympathy and prayers to Randy's wife and family. I worked with Randy at the Greene County Sheriff's Department and was not aware of his death until now. Randy was a great officer and man. He was honorable and I enjoyed learning from him. When I was a new detective I rode with Randy in training one shift to pick up sex offenders who had failed to register. Randy treated the sex offenders with respect just as he did everyone. Randy was one of our range instructors and was so helpful to me on the range. That is how he was with everyone. I admired and respected Randy a lot and I am so sorry to read about his death. I'm sure Randy had no regrets in his law enforcement career because he always held himself to the highest standard. He was an honorable cop and person and I think that is one of the highest compliments I can pay him. God Bless.

Donna Harris Davis, School Police Office
R-12 Springfield Public Schools

November 14, 2017

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