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Deputy Sheriff William Erastus Whitehurst | Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Deputy Sheriff

William Erastus Whitehurst

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 4, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff William Whitehurst was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was causing a public disturbance. As he struggled with the original suspect another man opened fire on him, killing him.

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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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