George Hiotis

Former Muskingum County Sheriff Dies

by George Hiotis on July 12, 2013 at 9:47 am

Former Muskingum County Sheriff Bernie Gibson has died. The long time law enforcement officer passed away Friday morning after an illness. Gibson – highly popular in his days as Sheriff – was elected to office in 1976 by beating then Sheriff Jack Pennybaker. Gibson then served in office for 20 years before losing to Bob Stephenson in 1996. Funeral Arrangements are not yet set.