Trooper Johnnie Whittle

Trooper Johnnie Whittle

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 1953

Johnnie Whittle

Trooper Whittle was shot and killed while driving two men to the patrol headquarters. He had picked up the two men after responding to a suspicious person call. As he pulled into the parking lot one of the men pulled out a handgun from a shoulder holster and shot Trooper Whittle. The suspect was arrested approximately two hours later and subsequently sentenced to 65 years.
Trooper Whittle had been with the agency for 10 years.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 135

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 65 years

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Trooper Whittle,
On today, the 64th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oklahoma. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2017

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