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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 have gotten to know Sgt. White's son David White over the past few years. Just like what is reflected of his father, he shows compassion towards all people, no matter their background, contagious humor, and willingness to help the people around him. David is a Navy Veteran and truly one of the most kind, fun, and genuine friends I've ever had.

I know Sgt. White would be very proud of his son. Thank you both for your service.

Family Friend
November 12, 2017


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