Patrolman Edward Dippel

Patrolman Edward Dippel

New York Metropolitan Police Force, New York

End of Watch Sunday, July 19, 1863

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Edward Dippel

Patrolman Edward Dippel succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained four days earlier while resisting rioters angry over President Abraham Lincoln's Civil War Draft. Officer Dippel was attempting to stop rioters from looting an establishment when he was shot.

Patrolman Dipple served with the Metropolitan Police Department for two years and was assigned to the Broadway Squad. His wife and daughter survived him.

A total of four officers were killed in riots against President Abraham Lincoln's Civil War Draft.

Patrolman Dippel is buried at Community Cemetery in Monroe, New York.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 14, 1863
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Fidelis ad mortem - Faithful Unto Death - the Motto of the NYPD. Research disclosed that a child of his (he left a wife and daughter), who was under guardianship, and was receiving money from the Police Pension Fund, died on December 23, 1879. I wonder if the mother pre-deceased her or if the child was placed in guardianship. The annual payment was $150.00 & the death payout $259.58. It appears that a local FOP Lodge maintains the headstone with volunteers.

On July 19, 2003, the County Executive of Orange County, NY proclaimed that July 19 will be forever known as Edward Dippel Day in Orange County.

Crim. Inv. P. Storino, Ret.
Westchester County, NY DA Squad -

January 16, 2022

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