Motorcycle Policeman
Roscoe Clarence Shipp
Indianapolis Police Department
Wednesday, July 24, 1929

Age: 34
Served: 8 months
Badge #:
Panel 45W, Line 7
Panel L15, Line 3

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicle pursuit
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, July 23, 1929

Incident to Death Duration:
1 day
Incident Location:
13th and Delaware streets, Indianapolis
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
Never apprehended
Burial Place:
Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis

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   Motorcycle Policeman Roscoe Shipp was killed in a two-vehicle accident while pursuing a speeding vehicle on North Delaware Street in the afternoon.

   His motorcycle struck the front wheel of an oncoming automobile when he had attempted to pull alongside the offending vehicle.

   The driver of the vehicle being pursued was never apprehended.

   After being transported to City Hospital, Policeman Shipp died from his injuries the next day following the amputation of his mangled left leg.

   Policeman Shipp was survived by his wife, two brothers and four sisters.

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