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Officer Randy John Schipani | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

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Randy John Schipani

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Friday, May 8, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer Randy Schipani was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on University Drive, at the I-75 interchange, during morning rush hour.

The side windows and rear window of the vehicle were tinted and prevented Officer Schipani or his partner from seeing inside of it. As a result, Officer Schipani had to look through the windshield of the vehicle. As he did the juvenile driver fired a shot at him, fatally wounding him. Officer Schipani's partner returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect.

Officer Schipani had served with the Atlanta Police Department for five years. He is survived by his wife.

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I was thinking of Randy this morning, while reminiscing. Randy and I attended Law School together along with others that have left reflections. His infectious smile, brogue and love of life gave us all encouragement as we tackled the academic obstacles we faced. With stellar prose, he was able to almost verbatim recite everything professors were throwing at us. Many a study group, and many a meal were shared. His dream was achieved by becoming an Atlanta Police officer, and though taken too soon, he will not be forgotten

Buddy Macon
Department of Navy
January 23, 2017

 

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