Officer Robert Henderson Shipp

Officer Robert Henderson Shipp

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 13, 1970

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Robert Henderson Shipp

Officer Robert Shipp was shot and killed after he and his partner stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in the 1900 block of Akron Street..

The driver of the vehicle exited and began to flee with Officer Shipp's partner in pursuit. The man was able to gain control of the partner's weapon and shot Officer Shipp in the side. His partner grabbed Officer Shipp's weapon and returned fire, killing the suspect.

Officer Shipp had been with the agency for over one year. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year, 4 months
  • Badge 2624

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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49 years ago today and I still have no words to describe my loss. "Bobby" was my childhood sweetheart and we married in October 1968. He died way to young but doing what he loved...protect and serve. Forever and a Day, Paula

Paula Rush Shipp Blake
wife and childhood sweetheart

January 13, 2019

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