Sergeant Rupert L. Shepherd

Sergeant Rupert L. Shepherd

Des Moines Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, August 1, 1930

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Rupert L. Shepherd

Sergeant Rupert Shepherd was killed in a motorcycle accident while on routine patrol.

As he rode his motorcycle across the streetcar tracks at 29th Street and University Avenue his tires got caught in the track grooves, throwing him off balance. As he tried to regain control he was thrown into a steel trolley pole. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Sergeant Shepherd had served with the Des Moines Police Department for seven years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge 79

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

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