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Mar. 19, 2011
Black Male / 28 yrs. of age
Cathedral City Police Dept.
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Fatal Incident Summary
Sat. Mar. 19, 2011
Officer Jermaine Gibson was killed in a high-speed chase after his patrol car left the road and collided with a tree on South Palm Canyon Drive near Mesquite Avenue.
Officer Gibson attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle at approximately 11:30 pm and gave chase after the suspect failed to pull over. His vehicle left the road and crashed in Palm Springs at approximately 11:55 pm. The suspect vehicle also crashed and two suspects were taken into custody.
Officer Gibson was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight.
Officer Gibson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He had served with the the Cathedral City Police Department for approximately 18 months and had served in law enforcement for a total of three years. He is survived by his wife and infant son.