Deputy Sheriff George Frank Piepkorn

Deputy Sheriff George Frank Piepkorn

Burleigh County Sheriff's Office, North Dakota

End of Watch Wednesday, November 19, 1930

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George Frank Piepkorn

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

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 an inmate escape while in prison.

Deputy Piepkorn was survived by his wife and four children.

He was buried in the Wing Cemetery.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 11, 1930
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Committed suicide

arrest attempt, domestic

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Deputy Sheriff Piepkorn,
On today, the 93rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War I.


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November 19, 2023

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