Patrolman Edward Dippel

Patrolman Edward Dippel

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 1863

Edward Dippel

Patrolman Edward Dippel succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while resisting rioters who were angry over President Abraham Lincoln's Civil War Draft. Officer Dippel was attempting to stop rioters from looting an establishment when he was shot.

He was survived by his wife and daughter.

A total of four officers were killed in riots against President Abraham Lincoln's Civil War Draft.

Patrolman Dippel is buried at Community Cemetery in Monroe, New York.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 14, 1863
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman Dipple, you gave your life trying to keep the peace and protecting property from scoundrels. I can understand why the Draft Riots occurred, but as with all riots, the meaning behind it is pushed aside by the lowest of life forms, opportunists who take advantage of a situation for their own personal gain. We can only hope that those who caused your death (and ALL filthy vermin who loot) faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

You were a hero and deserve this memorial page on this anniversary of your passing.

God Bless and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

July 19, 2015

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