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Chief of Police Dudley Emerson Whiteside | Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

Dudley Emerson Whiteside

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 21, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: 3 years

Badge # 100

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life imprisonment

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Chief Whiteside was shot and killed by a suspect armed with a .22 caliber pistol while attempting to settle a dispute with a resident over a city water main.

Chief Whiteside went to talk to a store owner after he refused to let city workers unhook his water line from a closed mill. As the chief was searching him after a brief conversation, he drew a .22 caliber target pistol from his overall bib and shot the him near the heart. Chief Whiteside died instantly without making any attempt to use his own gun, which was still holstered when his body was removed from the scene.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. He was paroled in the 1980s and died a few years later.

Chief Whiteside had been with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife, three daughters, two sons, father, two brothers, and two sisters.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 21, 2015


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