Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson

Photo of Sheriff Everett Montgomery Gibson
End of Watch: Mon, Jul 25th, 1949
Date of Incident: Mon, Jul 25th, 1949
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 1 year
Age: 59


While investigating illegal moonshine activity, Sheriff Gibson and a county patrolman were ambushed. Sheriff Gibson was shot and killed. The patrolman was shot multiple times but survived. The patrolman was able to make it to safety to summon help.

Sheriff Gibson's brother had also served as Sheriff of Wayne County and was shot and killed in the line of duty 20 months earlier on December 22, 1946.


Wayne County Sheriff's Office Patch
109 North Main Street
Suite 104
Monticello, Kentucky 42633
(606) 348-5416


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