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 is survived by his wife, child, parents, sister, and brother. During his six years with the department, he earned a number of honors including two citations and one lifesaving award.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 3701

Incident Details

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

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Was thinking about you and your family tonight, actually thinking about you and your family for a couple weeks. Remembering those nights hanging out at the Giant. Feeling nostalgic.

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Retired Dearborn Heights

February 23, 2016

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