Officer Austin Hepburn, Jr.

Officer Austin Hepburn, Jr.

Hallandale Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 27, 1973

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Austin Hepburn, Jr.

Officer Austin Hepburn was shot and killed by a juvenile in a stolen vehicle in front of 516 NW Sixth Street.

He observed several juveniles attempting to change the license plate on the car. As he approached the group one of the boys grabbed him. A second boy exited the patrol car and shot him with both loads of a double barreled shotgun.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

juvenile offender, stolen vehicle

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Was just sitting here thinking of things past. Remembered that day, just over 46 years ago. Went to the Academy with Austin. He was my friend. He is still missed. He had a great laugh!

George Robinson
Broward Police Academy Classmate

July 30, 2019

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