Policeman James Flippo

Policeman James Flippo

Tullahoma Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 1936

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James Flippo

Policeman James Flippo was shot and killed with his own weapon after a 30-year-old prisoner he was lodging for street fighting attacked him and took his firearm. He succumbed to his wounds the following day.

On October 25, 1936, the suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 20 years in prison.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 5, 1936
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 6, 2020

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