Deputy Sheriff Joseph Elmer Whitworth

Deputy Sheriff Joseph Elmer Whitworth

Escambia County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Thursday, April 22, 1954

Joseph Elmer Whitworth

Deputy Whitworth was shot and killed during a barricade situation after a suspect fled during a traffic stop. He had been with the agency for one year.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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