Chief of Police David J. Shipley

Chief of Police David J. Shipley

Faribault Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, January 8, 1883

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David J. Shipley

Chief of Police David Shipley succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained five days earlier when he was shot by a subject who had just purchased a gun and was threatening to kill his wife.

Chief Shipley was attempting to arrest the man when he was shot in the groin. The subject was arrested and charged with murder.

Chief Shipley had served with the Faribault Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, January 3, 1883
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Chief Shipley,
On today, the 134th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Faribault.


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January 8, 2017

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