Deputy Sheriff Marion David Lipps

Deputy Sheriff Marion David Lipps

Lee County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, April 2, 1936

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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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Its great to see that my Great Great Grandfather is being honored ... I hear the stories of him often from my Grandpa Marion Lipps.......

Ashlee Marie Lipps Williams
Great Great Granddaughter Born 9-21-90

April 19, 2018

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