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Patrol Officer Lewis C. Hipple | Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

Patrol Officer

Lewis C. Hipple

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, June 23, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 8 years

Badge # 54

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Executed in 1917

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Officer Lewis Hipple was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men at 5th and Walnut Streets at 0115 hours. One of the suspects broke free fired two shots at Officer Hipple, striking him in the wrist and heart. The suspects fled but one of them was apprehended by a Pennsylvania Railroad patrolman five blocks away.

The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on September 17, 1917.

Officer Hipple had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

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June 23, 2015


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