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Deputy Sheriff Levi J. Whiteman | Red River County Sheriff's Department, Texas Red River County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Levi J. Whiteman

Red River County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Monday, March 23, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Two arrested, one shot and escaped

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Deputy Sheriff Levi Whiteman, Sheriff Banks and two other men in the posse were attempting to arrest three men on warrants for burglary, robbery, theft, arson and terrorizing a community ten miles northeast of Clarksville. The posse located the group of men in an outdoor camp in a grove of trees. Deputy Whiteman was attempting to arrest the leader of the gang, Sam Crookston, when Crookston shot Deputy Whiteman, killing him almost instantly. Sam Crookston, John Toms and Kirk McGowan were all charged with the murder of Deputy Whiteman.

Whiteman was survived by his wife, and five small children, all under the age of eight. He is buried in the Madras Cemetery, rural Red River County, Texas.

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You are still honored Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)
March 23, 2012

 

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