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Officer Robert Henderson Shipp | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas

Officer

Robert Henderson Shipp

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 13, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 21

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # 2624

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Robert Shipp was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1900 block of Akron Street..

The driver of the vehicle exited and began to flee with Officer Shipp's partner in pursuit. The man was able to gain control of the partner's weapon and shot Officer Shipp in the side. His partner grabbed Officer Shipp's weapon and returned fire, killing the suspect.

Officer Shipp had been with the agency for over one year. He was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 13, 2012

 

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