Patrol Officer Lewis C. Hipple

Patrol Officer Lewis C. Hipple

Harrisburg Police Bureau, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, June 23, 1916

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Lewis C. Hipple

Officer Lewis Hipple was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men at 5th and Walnut Streets at 0115 hours. One of the suspects broke free fired two shots at Officer Hipple, striking him in the wrist and heart. The suspects fled but one of them was apprehended by a Pennsylvania Railroad patrolman five blocks away.

The suspect was sentenced to death and executed on September 17, 1917.

Officer Hipple had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 54

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Executed in 1917

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