Officer Robert Henderson Shipp

Officer Robert Henderson Shipp

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 13, 1970

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Robert Henderson Shipp

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.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 2624

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Robert “Bobby” Shipp was my childhood sweetheart and my husband. We were married only 15 months when he was killed in the line of duty. Bobby loved being a police officer and I was so proud of him. A young life taken too soon. You are gone but never forgotten.
Love forever and a day,

Paula Rush Shipp Blake
Wife and widow

January 24, 2020

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