Marshal William E. Gibson

Marshal William E. Gibson

Horicon Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, October 19, 1882

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William E. Gibson

Marshal William Gibson was shot and killed while placing a prisoner in a cell.

He had removed one revolver from the suspect but the man had concealed a second gun. The suspect fled the scene and was never identified.

Marshal Gibson was a Union Army veteran of the Civil War. He was survived by his wife and two children. He is buried at Oakhill Cemetery in Horicon, Wisconsin.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never identified

prisoner custody

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Marshal Gibson,
On today, the 140th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

October 19, 2022

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