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Patrolman Aquilla White | Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

Patrolman

Aquilla White

Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 3, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/3/1896

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Lynched

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Patrolman White was shot and killed during a period of civil disorder. A man grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The suspect was arrested a few days later in Louisville.

On December 26, 1896, a mob seized the suspect from the Owensboro jailor at gunpoint and hanged him.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 115th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
November 3, 2011

 

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