Patrolman John Shipp

Patrolman John Shipp

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Sunday, May 6, 1900

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John Shipp

Patrolman John Shipp was shot and killed while he and his partner investigating a burglary call. As he passed under a pantry window the suspect leaned out and shot him three times. The suspect then fled the scene but was pursued by Patrolman Shipp's partner.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of Patrolman Shipp's murder, and executed on June 21, 1901.

Patrolman Shipp had been with the agency for 7 years and was survived by his wife and two children from a previous marriage.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1901

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman John Shipp of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 64 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 6, 2021

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