Deputy Sheriff Ebb Gibson

Deputy Sheriff Ebb Gibson

Letcher County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, June 6, 1930

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Ebb Gibson

Deputy Sheriff Ebb Gibson was shot and killed after arresting a man in Mayking, Kentucky. The man had stolen tools from a coal company in Sergent. After Deputy Gibson arrested the man, his son, 20, started arguing with Deputy Gibson about his father's arrest. As the argument became more heated his son grabbed a shotgun and opened fire killing Deputy Gibson. The man fled the area after shooting Deputy Gibson but was apprehended. He was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years.

Deputy Gibson had served with the Letcher County Sheriff's Office for several years. He was survived by his wife and large family.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

larceny, warrant service

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