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Riverside Police Department, CA
Tuesday March 22nd, 2011 :: 05:50 p.m. PDT


RPD offers condolences to family and coworkers of slain Cathedral City Officer Jermaine Gibson.

The Riverside Police Department offers its most sincere condolences to the family and co-workers of Cathedral City Police Officer Jermaine Gibson. On Friday, March 18, 2011, at approximately 11:34 P.M., Officer Jermaine Gibson was involved in a high speed vehicle pursuit of a vehicle occupied by a wanted parolee at large. During the pursuit, Officer Gibson lost control of his police unit and collided with a palm tree on the east side of South Palm Canyon Drive in Palm Springs. Officer Gibson sustained fatal injuries as a result of the collision and died at the collision scene.

Officer Gibson, a 29-year old former United States Marine, had been a police officer for Cathedral City for over 1 ½ years, and had been a law enforcement officer for about three years, starting out his law enforcement career as a volunteer Police Explorer in Richmond, California as a teenager. Officer Gibson was a tenacious officer who believed in the profession and making a difference in the community and was recognized just last week for his efforts to identify and arrest drunk drivers by the Riverside County Avoid the 30 and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Funeral Services for Officer Jermaine Gibson are scheduled as follows:

Service Friday, March 25th at 1000 hours at Southwest Community Church located at 77701 Fred Waring Dr. Indian Wells, CA.

Interment at 1345-1415 hours at Riverside National Cemetery located at 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside.

Riverside Police Department, CA
4102 Orange St
Riverside, CA 92501

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 951-787-7911

Greg Matthews
Community Services Bureau

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