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Deputy Sheriff Marion David Lipps | Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

Marion David Lipps

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Thursday, April 2, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/15/1936

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Marion Lipps succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier while he and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant on a man accused of adultery.

When the deputies arrived at the man's home and informed him he was under arrest, the man opened fire with a .38 caliber revolver, mortally wounding Deputy Lipps, and wounding the other deputy in the wrist. The other deputy was able to return fire and struck the suspect, who died of his wounds several days later.

Deputy Lipps was transported to a hospital in Pennington Gap where he succumbed to his wounds two weeks later.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Today "A" Shift honors you Deputy Lipps on the 77th anniversary of your ultimate sacrifice by dedicating our watch to you. Thank you for going where others were scared to go and doing what others were unwilling to do. You will NEVER be forgotten brother, R.I.P. we have the watch

Sgt. J.L. Slaughter
Radford Police Department
April 2, 2013


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