He was considered an engine behind Operation Hukilau which cracked hundreds of crimes, as well as a program called D.A.R.E. or Drug Abuse Resistance Education program.
He's also credited for working to open substations island wide.
Still, his family said he had the time to be the kind of father a son dreams of.
"Fishing trips to Alaska, up north to Canada," said Kale Gibb.
When he retired 1998 he moved to Iowa to be near his daughter and her family.
Gibb, 72, died on July first after a battle with cancer.
"It's kind of hard to believe Doug's gone. We just have so many wonderful memories," said Benson.
"He will be a friend remembered for forever in fondness and aloha and love," said Robinson.
Chief Gibb is survived by his wife Melanie, Daughter Diane, Son Kale, Brother Charles, Sister Christina and three grand children.
The family would prefer donations be made in Chief Gibbs name to the Honolulu Police Relief Association.