Police Officer Gary Steven Hibbs

Police Officer Gary Steven Hibbs

Chicago Heights Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, March 12, 2021

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Gary Steven Hibbs

Police Officer Gary Hibbs suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a subject at an apartment on 14th Place.

He and other officers had responded to the apartment on March 4th, 2021, to investigate a domestic violence call. During the investigation, he attempted to place a subject under arrest, but the man resisted and began fighting with him. Officer Hibbs collapsed during the struggle.

Officer Hibbs was transported to Franciscan Hospital where he remained until passing away on March 12th, 2021.

Officer Hibbs had served with the Chicago Heights Police Department for 25 years. His son also serves as a police officer with the agency.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 102

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Thursday, March 4, 2021
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

domestic, arrest, struggle

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Had the privilege of working with Gary a lot in a two man car. Very level headed but took no crap from anyone….including me

Sgt. Thomas E. Newquist Jr.
Chicago Heights Illinois Police Department

July 31, 2022

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