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Spalding officer retires before being fired

Sheriff Wendell Beam reported Friday afternoon that David Gibson, 51, a 27 year veteran of the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office retired on May 21, 2015 in lieu of termination. Gibson was the Captain over the Uniform Patrol Division. An Internal Affairs Investigation was being conducted on Mr. Gibson at the time he retired. The allegations against Mr. Gibson included sexual harassment, creating a hostile work place, conduct unbecoming of a deputy, improper use of the internet and violation of his oath of office. The investigation is continuing and when it is completed it will be reviewed by the District Attorney’s Office to determine if any criminal charges are in order.

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