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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BIG brother, I remembered, when you protected me as a little girl.
Miss you, "My Hero"! Gone but not forgotten. " Love Katie". . .

Katie Hepburn
"Baby Sister"

September 16, 2020

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