Police Officer Harry C. Gibson

Police Officer Harry C. Gibson

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 1943

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Harry C. Gibson

Officer Gibson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest an AWOL soldier from Ft. Benning. The soldier and another man with him both produced handguns and fatally shot Officer Gibson. Both suspects were later shot and killed by other officers.

Officer Gibson's father, Nelson Gibson, was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 12, 1915, while also serving as a police officer for the Columbus Police Department.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 12, 2020

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