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Deputy Sheriff Harrison A. Whitman | Oxford County Sheriff's Office, Maine Oxford County Sheriff's Office, Maine

Deputy Sheriff

Harrison A. Whitman

Oxford County Sheriff's Office, Maine

End of Watch: Saturday, November 18, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted

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Deputy Whitman was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a burglary suspect in Paris, Maine. Deputy Whitman had been on a special stake out assignment of local businesses after a series of burglaries. At approximately 0200 hours Deputy Whitman spotted the suspect and summoned the store owner, who shortly arrived on the scene. When the store owner opened the door a struggle ensued in which the suspect fired several shots, slightly wounding the owner. Deputy Whitman then chased the man across a nearby park. During the chase the suspect fired at Deputy Whitman, striking him in the chest. Deputy Whitman was taken to a nearby home where died ten minutes later. The suspect was apprehended and convicted of Deputy Whitman's murder.

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