Police Officer Gary Hibbs suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to arrest a subject at an apartment on 14th Place.
He and other officers had responded to the apartment on March 4th, 2021, to investigate a domestic violence call. During the investigation, he attempted to place a subject under arrest, but the man resisted and began fighting with him. Officer Hibbs collapsed during the struggle.
Officer Hibbs was transported to Franciscan Hospital where he remained until passing away on March 12th, 2021.
Officer Hibbs had served with the Chicago Heights Police Department for 25 years. His son also serves as a police officer with the agency.