Lieutenant Samual W. Gibbs

Lieutenant Samual W. Gibbs

Tennessee Highway Patrol, Tennessee

End of Watch Thursday, August 11, 1966

Samual W. Gibbs

Lieutenant Gibbs was shot and killed with his own weapon in Shelbyville, Tennessee. While arresting a suspect, the man was able to gain control of his .38 caliber service revolver and shot him.

The suspect was arrested and sentenced to 55 years in prison.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 55 years

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My Uncle Sam was a big man with a big heart. Our family will forever keep him in our hearts and mind.

Barbara Isom

May 14, 2017

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