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Officer Carl Harold Whippo | Johnsonburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania Johnsonburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

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Carl Harold Whippo

Johnsonburg Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 17, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 63

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 924

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Carl Whippo was shot and killed inside of the police station on Market Street in an unprovoked attack.

Officer Whippo was speaking with another officer and borough councilman inside of the station when a man entered and opened fire with a 12-gauge shotgun, striking Officer Whippo. The other officer returned fire, wounding the subject in the abdomen.

The man was convicted of Officer Whippo's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Whippo had served with the Johnsonburg Borough Police Department for 14 years and had previously served with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Jones Township Police Department. He was survived by his wife, daughter, three sons, two stepsons, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two sisters.

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Growing up in Wilcox, I remember Officer Whippo lived in a duplex house on Main Street with his mother. My aunt and uncle lived on the other side of the house. He would sit in the rocking chair on the front porch hardly ever saying anything to us when we visited, but smiling like he was enjoying watching us play with our cousins. Both he and his mother were kind, gentle, soft-spoken people. His death was such a tragedy and shock.
God bless them both.

Lydia Fowler Lamphier
Friend of the family
May 13, 2017

 

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