Family tribute to ‘a beautiful person’
IN a joint statement released after the inquest, her family said: “As her family, we are very disappointed with how the investigation into the causes behind Louise’s death has been handled. “Thames Valley police have offered no support to our family, and have consistently put the emotional well-being of Louise’s estranged husband, John White Gibson, above that of Louise’s parents and her children, especially her 15-year-old daughter.
“We still have a lot of questions that have not been answered.
“Louise was a beautiful person and a wonderful mother, and her actions were completely out of character. Whatever reasons Thames Valley give for her death, Louise was a strong person.
“None of the people who really knew Louise and know the situation she was in believe that she would have done this, unless she was driven to it.
“We will continue to fight for justice and for the answers to our questions – for Louise, for her children and for all of the people who loved her.”
Thames Valley Police are conducting an investigation into the force’s handling of the case and will refer findings to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
In a statement following the inquest, assistant chief constable Chris Shead said: “Our thoughts today remain with Louise’s family at this very difficult time. I can only imagine the sense of loss they must feel.
“Louise was a hugely popular and wellperforming officer who is sorely missed by her colleagues. Many of the staff and officers who knew her have deeply felt the loss of Louise and we continue to offer ongoing support.”