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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Sheriff Gibson,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wayne County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 22, 2021

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