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Police Officer Mitchell A. Lipinski | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Mitchell A. Lipinski

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, June 6, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Officer Lipinski was shot and killed while inspecting a tavern on Trumbull Street. He encountered several men hanging out on the corner and told them to move on. One of the men produced a .45 caliber pistol and shot Officer Lipinski.

The 23 year-old suspect was apprehended and convicted of second degree murder.

Officer Lipinski had served with the Detroit Police Department for 1 year and was assigned to the 2nd Precinct. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter, his second daughter was born the day of his funeral.

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A sad and untold story of sacrifice. Bless you Brother.

TFC Len Widener
June 7, 2016


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