Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson

Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, July 25, 1949

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Everett Montgomery Gibson

Sheriff Everett Gibson was shot and killed when he and a county patrolman investigated an illegal moonshine still.

As they entered a clearing near the still both men were fired upon from ambush. Sheriff Gibson was fatally wounded and the patrolman was wounded three times, but able to make to a road to seek help.

The suspect who shot Sheriff Gibson was sentenced to life in prison. Two other suspects were sentenced to shorter prison terms.

Sheriff Gibson was a U.S. Army veteran.

Sheriff Gibson's brother, Joseph Gibson, was shot and killed two years earlier, on December 22nd, 1946, while serving as sheriff of Wayne County.


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  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation

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Rest in peace Sheriff Gibson.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 25, 2022

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