Omar Gibson's Family Hopes to Keep GPD on the Right Track
Published August 1st, 2012
GAINESVILLE- City Hall was packed this afternoon with concerned citizens listening to a Gainesville Police Department presentation reviewing everything from murders to a rash of bicycle and scooter thefts.
Department representatives also discussed their Targeted Police Response Plan, but it soon became clear that more than a few people in the audience had their own suggestions on how Police should respond to one case in particular.
"So often I watch shows where parents are pleading for their kids, but I never thought I'd be standing in their shoes today."Shoe’s that Sharon Ferguson says she wishes she was never in.
Ferguson’s son, Omar Gibson was reported missing to police by his family 5 days before he was declared missing by authorities... According to family His blue four door Honda Accord showed up days later at Palms Apartment Complex on 39th Avenue.
GPD says they have been working to help as much as they can to solve the case.
Chief Tony Jones of the Gainesville Police Department says, 'When I became aware of it, we got on it, you know that we got on it, I can't tell you everything that we're doing, but I can tell you that we've bought people in on overtime, when you were saying bring extra officers in, I did that, because this is a missing human being."
Tips regarding any information Omar Gibson's disappearance may be directed to Alachua County Crimestoppers or Lt. Tim Hayes with the Gainesville Police Department at 352-393-7667
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