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Gerald Gibson Memorial

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On approximately June of 2004, Captain Gerald \"Jerry\' Gibson of the Wood Heights, Missouri Police Department took a leave of absence to travel to Kabul, Afghanistan. This journey was under taken in order to train Police Officers in an area where freedon and democracy months before were nothing but a dream. Captain Gibson previously retiring after twenty-two years, distinguishing himself as a Kansas City, Missouri Police Officer, wanted to bring Missouri Law Enforcement principals and tactics to an area controlled by warlords and terrorists. His love for police work caused him to bring his experience to our department, nuturing old and new Officers in lessons learned. He took the risk of leaving his family and our department behind in order to bring back knowledge and experience which all police officers would benefit from. Unfortunately, he along with others, were killed in a cowardly homicide bombing outside of a Police Station. Furthermore, this act is currently under FBI investigation implicating a Afghani Judge as a co-conspirator in his death. We have tried numerous times to get Captain Gerald \"Jerry\" Gibson\'s name added to both the State and Federal Law Enforcement Memorial Walls. But have been told that Jerry was not serveing in a manor that warrants his name being recognized upon those walls, even though he was working for a company that was hired and contracted by the United States Government and was working as a Police Officer for the United States Government. Please sign our petition in hopes that your signature will cause both State and Federal Officials to reevaluate the evidence and allow that his name be added to those walls and forever be remembered as a Hero for the \"ULIMATE SACRIFICE\" that he made for his country and those that he was sworn to train and protect. Thank You Update 09/07/05 The Kansas City Star published and article on Jerry and hopefully it will help our fight. If you can get access to read please do, it is worth reading. The story broke on Monday, September 5, 2005 (KansasCity.com) We have a meeting again on 09/09/05 with the Missouri Police Chiefs Association to go over the evidence and submit anything further that we feel is crucial for their decission. They are going to bring his name up again for vote on submitting his name to the wall. Update 09/10/05 We meet with the Chief of Police Association and we took Mrs. Gibson with us. During the entire time we were there never once did any member of the board address Kathy and offer her their condolences or sorrow for her loss or appriciation for Jerry\'s many years of unwavering loyalty to the State of Missouri for serving as a Police Officer. Just goes to show how cold and heartless they are. Update 09/14/05 The Board of Chiefs of Police called today and advised us that they were still not going to put Jerry\'s name of the wall. They stated that until the National Memorial changes its bylaws that they were not going to change theirs. They just dont get it. WE WILL NOT GIVE UP JUST YET!!


This petition is a result of the great determination by the following people who do not want to see Jerry forgotten: Kathy Gibson and Family Wood Heights Police Department City of Wood Heights All his former colleagues from the Kansas City Police Department and the Metropolitan Area


Missour Law Enforcement Memorial http://www.dps.state.mo.us/home/lememorial.htm National Law Enforcement Memorial http://www.visitingdc.com/s_national_law_enforcement_memorial.htm Remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice! Missouri Concerns of Police Survivors http://www.mocops.org http://www.officer.com
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