Patrolman Nolan Eugene Tipton

Patrolman Nolan Eugene Tipton

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, June 25, 1932

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Nolan Eugene Tipton

Patrolman Nolan Tipton was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car at Chestnut Street and Farragut Terrace, West Philadelphia, during the chase of a robbery suspect on the evening of June 24, 1932.

Patrolman Tipton was assigned to the old Motor Bandit Patrol. He died from his injuries at Presbyterian Hospital the next day. His partner, who was riding in the motorcycle sidecar, suffered a leg injury.

Patrolman Tipton, a U.S. Navy veteran, was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 2540
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Friday, June 24, 1932

motorcycle, robbery, vehicle pursuit

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Rest in peace Patrolman Tipton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2022

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