Deputy Ernie Gibson is a native of Illinois and has resided in Wyoming since 2004. Deputy Gibson served 22 years on active duty in the US Air Force as a Police Sergeant, training instructor, and worked directly in support of the offices of the President of the United States and the Secretary of Defense. Since his retirement from the military, he has worked as a Juvenile Corrections Sgt. for the State of South Dakota and an adult community corrections program manager in Wyoming. Deputy Gibson currently serves as a Deputy Sheriff, DARE officer, and school resource officer in Campbell County Wyoming. He also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy in Douglas Wyoming. His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Service Medal, Outstanding Unit Award with Valor, and the Wyoming Peace Officer Valor Award.