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Police Officer Dess K. Phipps | Compton Police Department, California Compton Police Department, California

Police Officer

Dess K. Phipps

Compton Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, October 12, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Phipps was killed in an automobile accident during a high speed pursuit.

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He always waved to me when I saw him on his Harley 3 wheeler patrolling downtown Compton. I remember when my dad came in my bedroom that morning and told me Dess had been killed. Tragic loss.

Battalion Chief - Retired
Provo Fire
January 10, 2015

 

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