Police Officer Randy John Schipani

Police Officer Randy John Schipani

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, May 8, 1992

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Randy John Schipani

Police Officer Randy Schipani was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on University Drive at the I-75 interchange during the morning rush hour.

The side windows and rear window of the vehicle were tinted, which prevented Officer Schipani or his partner from seeing inside it. As a result, Officer Schipani had to look through the windshield of the vehicle. As he did, the juvenile driver fired a shot at him, fatally wounding him. Officer Schipani's partner returned fire, fatally wounding the suspect.

The 15-year-old had stolen the car in Florida and planned to shoot a police officer.

Officer Schipani had served with the Atlanta Police Department for five years and previously served with the Birmingham Auxiliary Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife, two brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

juvenile, stolen vehicle, suicide by cop, traffic stop

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Light may fade, but the love for my brother Randy remains eternal. Paying tribute and cherishing the moments shared as I mark his 32-years of his anniversary. You were not just my sibling; you were my confidant, my ally, and my forever friend. With every passing day, my admiration for the incredible person you were only deepened. In your presence, I found solace, laughter, and an unwavering sense of belonging. So let the world witness the beauty of our sibling love, for it is a treasure unmatched and a bond that transcends time. R.I.P my handsome Big Brother, I love you & until we meet again!

Brenda Rohena

May 8, 2024

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