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Town Marshal Walter H. White | Westwego Police Department, Louisiana Westwego Police Department, Louisiana

Town Marshal

Walter H. White

Westwego Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Friday, August 4, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/4/1939

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Committed suicide

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Town Marshal Walter White was shot and killed when he responded to reports of an intoxicated man armed with a gun at a local cannery. He was shot in the head as he exited the patrol car.

The suspect committed suicide after shooting Marshal White.

Marshal White had served with the agency for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and 10 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 74th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 30, 2013

 

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