Officer Austin Hepburn, Jr.

Officer Austin Hepburn, Jr.

Hallandale Beach Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, July 27, 1973

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Austin Hepburn, Jr.

Officer Austin Hepburn was shot and killed by a juvenile in a stolen vehicle in front of 516 NW Sixth Street.

He observed several juveniles attempting to change the license plate on the car. As he approached the group one of the boys grabbed him. A second boy exited the patrol car and shot him with both loads of a double barreled shotgun.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

juvenile offender, stolen vehicle

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Austin was walking in sqadroom door coming to work I was leaving my shift as motor officer was done last time we spoke when I got to my home the phone rang it was Sgt Lockwood get back ASAP the search was on suspects captured in Geo on a bus

Maj. J V Moticker Ret.
Hallandale PD co worker

December 25, 2019

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