Captain Dennis F. Lipari

Captain Dennis F. Lipari

Douglas County Sheriff's Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, November 26, 1977

Dennis F. Lipari

Captain Lipari was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a gunman while off duty. Captain Lipari was eating dinner with his wife and several other officers in a club. A gunman entered the club with a shotgun and opened fire. Captain Lipari immediately took action but was shot and killed. Twenty-four other people were shot and wounded in the incident.

The suspect in the case was found incompetent to stand trial and committed to a state hospital.

Captain Lipari was survived by his wife and six children.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed

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Forty years ago, I was good friends with Captain Lipari's daughter Denise, and when he were taken from them so unexpectedly and cruelly, it was a devastating loss to his family. I hope you rest in peace, sir.

Patti Boyd

September 12, 2017

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