Former firefighter indicted

Published 10:54 pm Friday, June 27, 2014

A former Suffolk firefighter was indicted Wednesday on charges he allegedly embezzled about $100,000 from the local firefighters’ union.



Sheron Alen Gibson Sr., 41, was indicted by the grand jury on a charge of forgery and 12 counts of embezzlement.

In March, the Suffolk Firefighters Local 2801 of the International Association of Fire Fighters filed a police report alleging Gibson, the treasurer of the organization, was responsible for embezzling an unknown sum of missing money, city spokeswoman Diana Klink said.

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She added Gibson is no longer employed with the city.

Gibson was named Firefighter of the Year in 2009. He served as a firefighter and medic. At the time of the Firefighter of the Year award, he taught emergency medical courses to fire department personnel and worked as an emergency care technician at Sentara Obici Hospital. He got his start in emergency services as a member of the now-defunct Bennett’s Creek Volunteer Rescue Squad.

He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., and served in the U.S. Navy Reserves for four years.