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Patrolman Burl Whittington | Tyler Police Department, Texas Tyler Police Department, Texas


Burl Whittington

Tyler Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, May 8, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Arrested

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Patrolman Burl Whittington was killed during a high speed pursuit on South Broadway. He was conducting a special speed enforcement operation due to recent complaints about speeders. He had attempted to stop a car and was led on a chase reaching 95 mph. His patrol car hit a dip in the road and went out of control. The vehicle struck a tree, causing Patrolman Whittington to suffer fatal injuries. Three juveniles were later arrested for their part in the chase.

Patrolman Whittington had been employed with the Tyler Police Department for 17 months and is survived by his wife and son.

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Rest in Peace Patrolman Burl Whittington. Thank You for your Service and Great Sacrifice protecting the citizens of Tyler, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, Texas
May 8, 2016


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