Night Watchman Abe Issac Pipkin

Night Watchman Abe Issac Pipkin

Beebe Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Tuesday, April 5, 1977

Abe Issac Pipkin

Watchman Abe Pipkin was beaten to death with a crowbar while attempting to arrest a burglary suspect he caught breaking into a drug store.

On July 14, 2002, the suspect was arrested in Jonesboro and charged with Watchman Pipkin's murder.

During the 25 years before his capture, he had been convicted and sentenced to prison two times for breaking into drug stores. After his arrest he confessed to several more drug store burglaries. The suspect was convicted of Watchman Pipkin's murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Watchman Pipkin had served with the Beebe Police Department for 18 months. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and three sons.


  • Age 71
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Sentenced to 30 years

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Abe, we're thinking of you on this day. Thank you for all you did to keep Arkansans safe. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

April 5, 2017

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