Stories tagged with: Bernie Gibson

July 16, 2013 - 6:46pm
39 weeks 9 hours ago

A former Muskingum County Sheriff was laid to rest Tuesday afternoon after fearlessly battling lung cancer and emphysema.

Bernie Gibson became the sheriff in 1977 and after being re-elected four times, held office longer than any other sheriff. Tuesday morning, there was a funeral service at William Thompson and Son Funeral Home followed by a burial at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Stovertown where there was a 21 gun salute and a flag folding ceremony.

"Well it's a very...

July 12, 2013 - 6:09pm
39 weeks 4 days ago

A former longtime Muskingum County Sheriff has died. Bernie Gibson passed away around 4 this morning after a battle with cancer and emphysema.

The strong willed, tough and fair law enforcement officer was elected sheriff in 1976 and held the position for 20 years, leaving behind a long legacy. Out of the 110 current employees at the sheriff's office, around 35 were hired under Gibson. The consensus is that he was a great boss and he was always very up front with his employees and...

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