Patrolman Edward Francis Riphon

Patrolman Edward Francis Riphon

Madison Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 1932

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Edward Francis Riphon

Patrolman Edward Riphon was shot and killed after being abducted while he walked his downtown beat before 0200 hours. His body was found the following day in a gravel pit outside of town. He had been beaten and shot before his body was dumped in the pit. His murder case was never solved.

Patrolman Riphon had served with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife, Isabelle, and their children Marian, Berniece, and Raymond.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Never identified

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 16, 2015

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