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Officer Gary S. Hibbs - 61

3/13/2021 - 3/13/2021

Chicago Heights, Illinois

Officer Gary S. Hibbs. Age 61. Passed away March 12, 2021. A lifelong Chicago Heights resident, a graduate of Bloom High School and attended Prairie State College. Gary served Chicago Heights for 26 years as a Chicago Heights Police Officer, Chicago Heights Police Department Special Operations Unit, and Metropolitan Police Self-Defense Institute. Gary was a range officer/firearms instructor, armorer, and department trainer. He spent almost 14 years on the SSERT – South Suburban Emergency Response Team as a firearms instructor, master breacher, and team leader.  He was also a member of the Illinois Police Benevolent and Protective Association. The father of James (Evelina) Hibbs and Esther (Frank) Barker. Grandfather of Elaina and Eriana Hibbs, Kayden Barker and Julian Markevicius. Son of Theresa Nee Meyers and the late Richard Hibbs. Brother of Richard (Cindy), Scott (Dorene) and Robert (Lisa) Hibbs. Dearest companion of Melissa Cunha. Uncle to Dana Hibbs, Courtney (Tom) Endermuhle, Bethany Hibbs and Tim (Adrian) Hibbs and friend of many. Gary was the best kind of man, a man willing to give his life for others, and a man that loved his family more than words can ever describe. Resting at Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, 530 W 14th Street (US Rt 30, 3 blks E of Western Ave), Chicago Heights on Friday March 19th 2021 from 1pm to 8pm. Funeral Services are private.  Due to the private family services, live streaming of Gary’s Funeral Mass will take place on Saturday March 20, 2021 at 10:00 am. Please visit our website at for the live stream link. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gary’s name to the South Suburban Emergency Response Team (SSERT), PO Box 624, Oak Forest, IL 60452 would be appreciated by the Hibbs family. Info 708-481-9230 and

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