Memorial : Traffic Officer Barry Yorston Gibson - New Zealand Police
Traffic Officer Barry Yorston Gibson
Died: 13 June 1977
On June 6th (Queens Birthday Weekend), in New Plymouth, stopped a car being driven by Murray Morgan Gillespie. For no apparent reason, Gillespie assaulted Traffic Officer Gibson, breaking his jaw in two places and severely concussing him.
Traffic Officer Gibson never regained consciousness and died of head injuries a week later.
Gillespie was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to six years imprisonment.