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Night Watchman George Whybark | Santa Clara Police Department, California Santa Clara Police Department, California

Night Watchman

George Whybark

Santa Clara Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, March 14, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Died in prison

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Night Watchman George Whybark was shot and killed by a lone gunman when he interrupted a burglary attempt at a jewelry store on Alviso Street. The suspect ran and disappeared in the backyard of a nearby saloon when he saw Watchman Whybark coming toward him. As Watchman Whybark searched the backyard the suspect emerged from the darkness and shot him four times.

The suspect was captured the next day after his mistress alerted the police. It was discovered that the suspect had committed several robberies and burglaries in San Francisco and Oakland. During the commission of these crimes he had killed two men in San Francisco.

It was also discovered that on January 11th, 1910, he shot and killed Deputy Sheriff Andrew Lindquist, of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office, during a robbery of a saloon.

The 22-year-old subject was convicted of Watchman Whybark's murder on June 1st, 1910, and sentenced to life in prison. He was accidentally killed while working at a job in San Quentin Prison on June 15, 1917.

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Related Line of Duty Deaths

Deputy Sheriff Andrew W. Lindquist
Alameda County Sheriff's Office, California
End of Watch: Thursday, January 13, 1910
Cause: Gunfire

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Thank you for your service. Your courage and sacrifice will not be forgotten. "See you at the next one"

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Worked for City of Santa Clara Fire department. Reserve firefighter (C
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