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Captain Dennis F. Lipari | Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska


Dennis F. Lipari

Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Saturday, November 26, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Committed

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Captain Lipari was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a gunman while off duty. Captain Lipari was eating dinner with his wife and several other officers in a club. A gunman entered the club with a shotgun and opened fire. Captain Lipari immediately took action but was shot and killed. Twenty-four other people were shot and wounded in the incident.

The suspect in the case was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to a state hospital.

Captain Lipari was survived by his wife and six children.

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What a tragedy...so senseless...so sad.

I didn't know Captain Lipari, but know Brenda, one of his daughters very well and she is a lovely woman. So blessed to have her as my friend.

December 2, 2015


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