Sheriff Joseph Jones Gibson

Sheriff Joseph Jones Gibson

Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, December 22, 1946

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Joseph Jones Gibson

Sheriff Joseph Gibson was shot and killed after responding to a disturbance call involving a man with a gun. The 28-year-old suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. A year later he received a second trial and was sentenced to life.

Sheriff Gibson's brother, Everett Gibson, was shot and killed two years later, on July 25, 1949, while also serving as sheriff of Wayne County.

Sheriff Gibson was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 59
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 65th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

How horrible it must have been for your parents to lose two sons in the line of duty...what a terrible family tragedy.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 22, 2011

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