Patrolman John Shipp

Patrolman John Shipp

Cleveland Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, May 6, 1900

John Shipp

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.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1901

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Gone, but not forgotten.

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Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 6, 2013

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