Officer Darci Gibbs lost a long, brave battle with cancer very early Saturday morning, March 1st 2008. Darci was a wonderful person who brought light and happiness to her family and all who knew her.

Darci decided, in 1999, to become a K9 handler with the Placer County Sheriff’s Department in spite of a frightening childhood experience involving three dogs

Her first K9, Axel, did not pass certification. In spite of this, Darci worked with a new K9, Xeno, and they were certified and worked in the Corrections Division.

She went on to work with Xeno in the Placer County Main Jail for a number of years before she followed another dream and went to work as a probation officer.

She will be missed by all who knew her and our lives were made better for having known her.