Cathedral City Police Officer Jermaine Gibson, 28, was killed March 18th in a high-speed chase after his patrol car left the road and collided with a tree. Officer Gibson attempted to pull over a stolen vehicle and gave chase after the suspect failed to pull over. His vehicle left the road and crashed in Palm Springs at approximately 11:55 pm.
The suspect vehicle also crashed and two suspects were taken into custody. Officer Gibson was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after midnight.
Officer Gibson had been employed with the Cathedral City Police Department for approximately 18 months, and had been in law enforcement for approximately three years. He is survived by his wife and infant son.