Police Officer Mitchell A. Lipinski

Police Officer Mitchell A. Lipinski

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, June 6, 1943

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Mitchell A. Lipinski

Officer Lipinski was shot and killed while inspecting a tavern at 3024 Trumbull Ave. He encountered several men hanging out on the corner and told them to move on. One of the men produced a .45-caliber pistol and shot Officer Lipinski.

The 23-year-old suspect was apprehended and convicted of second-degree murder.

Officer Lipinski had served with the Detroit Police Department for 1 year and was assigned to the 2nd Precinct. He was survived by his expectant wife and daughter, his second daughter was born the day of his funeral.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Convicted of murder

suspicious person

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Officer Lipinski,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 6, 2018

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