Deputy Sheriff William Phipps, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff William Phipps, Sr.

Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 1943

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William Phipps, Sr.

Deputy Sheriff William Phipps was killed on Highway 30 (present-day I-94) when his police motorcycle went out of control on loose gravel.

He had just finished providing a funeral escort when the crash occurred.

Deputy Phipps was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

funeral escort

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Deputy Sheriff Phipps,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Waukesha County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 5, 2018

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