He was a dedicated officer who served 22 years with the Honolulu Police Department, and who some say, died too young.
"He was a true friend," said Retired Major Butch Robinson.
"Doug was the guy who would lay his life on the line for you. Tough," said Chester Hughes.
"He was just one of those kinds of special people," said Retired Major Dave Benson.
Generations came out to remember Chief Doug Gibb on Friday.
"He really took the job seriously and he really stood up for his rank and file. He was proud of his men," said Chief Gibb's son Kale Gibb.
"I am standing on the shoulders of giants. I am standing on the shoulders of Chief Douglas Gibb, and that is no small feAt and I thank him for making the police department what it is today," said Chief Louis Kealoha.
Chief Gibb was known as a local boy to the core.
He was born on Kauai, a Punahou grad, and started with the Department in 1967.
In 1983, he was named HPD's sixth chief, leading for 6 years, and being one of the youngest chiefs in the department's history.