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
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Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 1, 2012

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