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Police Officer David Madison White, Sr. | Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana

Police Officer

David Madison White, Sr.

Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Monday, August 21, 1944

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Executed in 1945

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Officer David White was beaten to death while escorting a prisoner to the city's jail. The prisoner attacked Officer White, took his service weapon, and then beat him to death with the weapon.

Several days later a posse captured the suspect in Mcgeehe, Arkansas. He was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair on June 16, 1945.

Officer White had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
March 19, 2013

 

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