Chief of Police Randy Gibson died after going into respiratory distress while performing a high-stress arrest.
He began to fall ill following the arrest and drove himself to a local hospital where he was treated. He was discharged at his own request and returned home, where he passed away a short time later.
Chief Gibson had served with the Kalama Police Department for six years and had previously served with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri, for 20 years. He is survived by his wife.