An update on past news

Former Police Chief Gibb
enjoys family life in Iowa

By Nelson Daranciang

Question: Whatever happened to former Honolulu Police Chief Douglas Gibb?

Answer: Gibb is living in Des Moines, Iowa.

"I'm enjoying the company of my daughter and my two grandkids," Gibb said.

He moved to Iowa following his second retirement in 1998.

Gibb became the Honolulu Police Department's sixth chief in 1983, succeeding Francis Keala. Gibb retired in 1989 and was succeeded by Michael Nakamura.

After his retirement from the police department, he was hired as vice president of security by First Hawaiian Bank. He left the bank in 1998 and headed for Iowa.

"He said he wanted to be close to his grandkids in the Midwest," said Brandt Farias, First Hawaiian Bank spokesman.

Gibb, 62, said he spends his time helping his daughter in her health food store. He also fishes.

"We go up to Canada; they have some lakes in Ontario. Northern pike flesh is pretty good but walleye is really good."

He said he has yet to learn how to fly fish, which he calls an art.

Gibb said he keeps track of what happens in Hawaii. He has a brother who works for First Hawaiian and a sister who lives on Maui.

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