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Sergeant Harry E. White, II | Waukegan Police Department, Illinois Waukegan Police Department, Illinois


Harry E. White, II

Waukegan Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, November 13, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in 1990

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Sergeant Harry White was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for murdering his wife.

The suspect was spotted in a tavern in Winthrop Harbor. The Waukegan Police Department was notified and Sergeant White responded to the scene. When he attempted to arrest the suspect, the man produced a handgun and shot the officer, killing him.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to death, but he was later resentenced to life in prison and died in July 1990.

Sergeant White had served with the Waukegan Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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I still remember the day I was told that you were no longer with us and it was so hard for me to believe that you were gone. You always so full of energy and had a smile and a heart of gold. You were taken from us too soon. You are still one of the best brother-in-law that anyone could wish for....

Mari Owen-Lawler
former brother-in-law
August 27, 2014


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