Deputy Sheriff Marion David Lipps

Deputy Sheriff Marion David Lipps

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, April 2, 1936

Marion David Lipps

Deputy Marion Lipps succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two weeks earlier while he and another deputy attempted to serve a warrant on a man accused of adultery.

When the deputies arrived at the man's home and informed him he was under arrest, the man opened fire with a .38 caliber revolver, mortally wounding Deputy Lipps, and wounding the other deputy in the wrist. The other deputy was able to return fire and struck the suspect, who died of his wounds several days later.

Deputy Lipps was transported to a hospital in Pennington Gap where he succumbed to his wounds two weeks later.

He is survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 15, 1936
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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This is my grandfather and my grandmother was Martha Lipps. My mother is the daughter of Officer Lipps,Mildred (Lipps) Mize. We were raised in Sulpher Springs then moved to Ben Hur. My grandmother never remarried after the death of my grandfather. I have the same pic that you have shown.

Reba Bledsoe

December 17, 2017

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