Private Thomas Edward Lipka

Private Thomas Edward Lipka

Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, April 3, 1927

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Thomas Edward Lipka

Private Thomas Lipka was killed when his patrol vehicle skidded on wet trolley tracks, spun out of control, rolled over an embankment, and struck a telephone pole.

Private Lipka was a U.S Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Pennsylvania State Police for a year and a half. He was survived by his father.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 7 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

single vehicle crash, weather

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Pvt. Lipka,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 3, 2024

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