Deputy Sheriff George F. Piepkorn

Deputy Sheriff George F. Piepkorn

Burleigh County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 1930

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George F. Piepkorn

Deputy Sheriff George Piepkorn was stabbed to death while trying to arrest a suspect during a domestic dispute in Wing.

The suspect along with an accomplice were arrested and charged with murder. On March 5, 1931, while awaiting trial at the state penitentiary, he hanged himself from a bar at the head of his bed with his suspenders. His accomplice was sentenced to prison for aiding and abetting and released on August 5, 1931. A week later he was arrested when it was determined he helped a inmate escape while in prison.

Deputy Piepkorn was survived by his wife and four children. He was buried in the Wing Cemetery.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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