Trailblazing detective laid to rest

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SPRING VALLEY, NY – Last Thursday, the Spring Valley Police Department announced the passing of Retired Detective George Gibson at the age of 90. Detective Gibson started his career in 1964 as a Spring Valley Police Officer. In 1968, he became the first African American Police officer in Rockland County to be promoted to Detective. He worked as a Juvenile Detective up until his retirement in 1985. News 12 Hudson Valley covered the burial services for Det. Gibson. Earlier this year, Rockland also laid to rest the first African American Fire Chief in the county – Central Nyack Chief Charlie Bullock. You can watch the powerful funeral procession for him below.

Photo credit Bethany Cefalu