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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

Incident Date: 6/21/1955

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Suspect: 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary year 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 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 28, 2012

 

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