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Patrolman John Shipp | Cleveland Police Department, Ohio Cleveland Police Department, Ohio


John Shipp

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Sunday, May 6, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1901

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Patrolman John Shipp was shot and killed while he and his partner investigating a burglary call. As he passed under a pantry window the suspect leaned out and shot him three times. The suspect then fled the scene but was pursued by Patrolman Shipp's partner.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of Patrolman Shipp's murder, and executed on June 21, 1901.

Patrolman Shipp had been with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife and two children from a previous marriage.

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Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio
May 6, 2013


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