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Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB 

AKA Joe GIBB

Nickname:  ?

Late of Tarren Point, NSW  

 

Relations in ‘the job’Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673

“possible” relation in ‘the job‘:    ?

 

NSW Police Training Centre – Redfern  –  Class #  111

Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol

 

New South Wales Police Force

 

Regd. #  12679 

 

Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days )

Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

Constable – appointed ? ? ?

 

Final Rank: =  Constable

 

Stations?, Miranda ( 24 Division ) – Death

  

Service: From 15 May 1967     to    23 January 1972  = 4 years, 8 months, 8 days Service

 

Retirement / Leaving age:?

Time in Retirement from Police?

 

Awards:  No Find on Australian Honours system

 

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB 01 - NSWPF - Died 23 Jan 1972

 Born:  Wednesday 20 October 1943 

Died on:  Sunday 23 January 1972

Age:  28 years, 3 months, 3 days

Organ Donor:  Y / N / ?

 

Cause:  Accidentally Shot – own weapon during a violent arrest 

Event location:   ? , Miranda, NSW

Event / Diagnosis date:  Sunday 23 January 1972

 

Funeral date:  Wednesday 26 January 1972

Funeral location:  St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rosa St, Oatley, NSW

LIVE STREAM   N/A

 

 

Wake location???

Wake date???

 

 

Funeral Parlour: ?

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ? NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police Force Regd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )
In Loving Memory of Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB. Loved husband of Therese, fond father of Jude and Josephine. Loved son of Pat & Ella. Died 23.1.1972, aged 28 years. Also Jude Thomas, 3.1.1971. Erected by the New South Wales Police in Recognition of ?, Constable Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB.

Buried at:  Woronora Memorial Park, Linden St, Sutherland, NSW

Grave LocationSection:   Roman Catholic Monumental Sect. 12       Row?         Plot: 1309

Grave GPS?,       ?

 

Memorial / Plaque / Monument located at:   Woronora Memorial Park, Police Section, Linden St, Sutherland, NSW

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ?NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police ForceRegd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

 

Dedication date of Memorial / Plaque / Monument: Nil – at this time ( June 2023 )

 

 

JOE IS mentioned on the National Police Wall of Remembrance, Canberra

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB Touch Plate at Canberra Police Wall of Remembrance - 2015


 

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May they forever Rest In Peace

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On the afternoon of 23 January, 1972 Constable Gibb was in a police vehicle with Constable Michael Buckley and another constable.

In Shirley Road, Miranda they spotted a stolen vehicle and gave chase.

During a brief pursuit the stolen vehicle drove into a dead-end street where it collided with a fence. Three offenders emerged from the vehicle and ran to a nearby house, with Constables Gibb and Buckley in pursuit.

As the offenders split up the pursuing police each fired a warning shot into the air.

Constable Gibb caught up with the offender he was chasing as he attempted to scale a fence and as the constable took hold of him he began to struggle violently.

While he was grappling with the offender the constable’s service revolver discharged and he was shot in the chest.

Constable Gibb was conveyed to the Sutherland District Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

 

POLICE OFFICER SHOT DEAD
SYDNEY. Sunday – A 28-year-old police constable was shot dead today in a struggle with a young man only 70 yds from the policeman’s home at Taren Point, a southern Sydney suburb.
The policeman, Constable Joseph E. M. Gibb, is believed to have been shot through the heart with his own service revolver.
Three young men were being questioned tonight at Sutherland Police Station.
Mrs Therese Gibb, who is expecting a baby in about five weeks, collapsed when she heard of her husband’s death and was taken by ambulance to Sutherland District Hospital.
She had been shopping and arrived home to find the street full of police cars.
Police said Constable Gibb had been just about to finish work at Miranda police station at 3 pm and was getting a lift home with his workmate Constable Michael Buckley.
They had seen a small sedan they suspected had been stolen and had given chase.
The sedan, containing three young men, had turned into a dead-end street and had crashed into a wire fence of Consolidated Timber Pty Ltd at the end.
Three men had jumped out of the car. Constable Buckley had pursued two of the suspects who had climbed a fence and run into bush at the right side of the back garden. Constable Gibb had gone to the left of the house into the back garden and grappled with the other suspect.
A shot had been heard and Constable Gibb had been found dead.
Constable Buckley was too upset later to be interviewed.”

The constable was born in 1943 at Darlinghurst and joined the New South Wales Police Force on 15 May, 1967.

At the time of his death he was stationed at Miranda.

He is listed in the official NSW Police Honour Roll.

Source:  Beyond Courage


 

Story behind any Nickname:


 

picture of Class111 26th June, 1967. All the cyclists have the first of the white helmets. They didn't last long either', once they realised that the broken necks were coming from the bad design, where the back of the helmet sat at the perfect point to break your neck, if your head was snapped backwards. Second white helmets issued hurriedly, 'say no more'..!
picture of Class 111    Sworn In on 26th June, 1967.    All the cyclists have the first of the white helmets. They didn’t last long either’, once they realised that the broken necks were coming from the bad design, where the back of the helmet sat at the perfect point to break your neck, if your head was snapped backwards. Second white helmets issued hurriedly, ‘say no more’..!

 

 


Funeral Service

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ? NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police Force Regd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ? NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police Force Regd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ? NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police Force Regd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ? NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police Force Regd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

Joseph Edward Matthew GIBB  AKA  ?  Nickname:  ? Late of Tarren Point, NSW   Relations in 'the job':  Patrick GIBB, NSWPF # 3673"possible" relation in 'the job':    ? NSW Police Training Centre - Redfern  -  Class #  111 Last Class to be issued with the Webley Scott semi auto pistol New South Wales Police Force Regd. #  12679  Rank: Commenced Training at Redfern Police Academy on Monday 15 May 1967 ( aged 23 years, 6 months, 25 days ) Probationary Constable- appointed Monday 26 June 1967 ( aged 23 years, 8 months, 6 days )

 

Constable Gibb's widow who is almost eight months' pregnant, is carried from her home after collapsing when she heard her husband had been shot dead.


 

Nothing further, than what is recorded above, is known about this person at the time of publication and further information and photos would be appreciated.

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Cal
22 September 2013

Updated 16 June 2023