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Patrolman Charles Franklin Lippincott | Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey


Charles Franklin Lippincott

Asbury Park Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Sunday, December 10, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 10

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Patrolman Lippincott was shot and killed after he and his partner responded to a domestic dispute. The Patrolmen responded to a home on Prospect Avenue shortly after midnight in response to a complaint from a woman. When the Patrolman arrived, the woman's husband fled from the house. When Patrolman Lippincott ordered the suspect to halt the suspect turned quickly and fired a shot from a revolver, striking Patrolman Lippincott in the chest, killing him. Patrolman Lippincott's Partner was able to take the suspect into custody at the scene.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Lippincott's murder and sentenced to death on Febuary 1, 1912.

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This was my great grandfather. 90 years after his death, myself and other members of my family met and had breakfast with the great grandson of my great grandfathers murderer. The killers great grandson was a police officer who after researching his family tree, discovered, to his disbelief, what his great grandfather had done. It was a time of reflection for both families, and a time to reflect on the sacrifices peace officers make each day.

Glenn Hayden
Great Grandson
September 28, 2013


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