Police Officer Jerry Foster Philpot, II

Police Officer Jerry Foster Philpot, II

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, May 25, 1995

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Jerry Foster Philpot, II

Officer Jerry Philpot was shot and killed by suspected gang gunfire around 9:30 p.m.

One suspect was killed, and three others were taken into custody. The shooter was sentenced to life and died in prison.

Officer Philpot had served with the Detroit Police Department for six years and earned a number of honors, including two citations and one lifesaving award. He is survived by his wife, child, parents, sister, and brother.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 3701

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; AK-47
  • Offender Died in prison

gang member

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Jerry, I wish we would of continued keeping in touch, after elementary school. You were my best friend back in the day!
You always made me laugh. I pray someday I can meet you wife and kids, and tell them personally what a great kid you were! I am sure you are missed by sooo many!

Edward Bourassa
Taylor, Mi. 48180


Ed Bourassa
Childhood Best Friend

November 22, 2022

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