Police Officer Mitchell A. Lipinski

Police Officer Mitchell A. Lipinski

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, June 6, 1943

Mitchell A. Lipinski

Officer Lipinski was shot and killed while inspecting a tavern on Trumbull Street. 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

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A sad and untold story of sacrifice. Bless you Brother.

TFC Len Widener

June 7, 2016

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