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


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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This was my husband's stepdad...I remember him well as a kind and caring individual...He never had a bad word to say about anyone. My mother in law loved him deeply...May they both rest in peace...

Daughter In Law
March 18, 2016


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