Constable Myrle A. Whidden

Constable Myrle A. Whidden

Mulberry Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, April 11, 1936

Myrle A. Whidden

Constable Myrle Whidden succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while attempting to arrest a man who was beating his wife.

He had responded to the domestic disturbance call and observed the man beating his wife. As he attempted to intervene the man shot him in the chest and arm. Despite his wounds, Constable Whidden arrested the man and walked him to jail.

Constable Whidden had served with the Mulberry Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, April 9, 1936
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Shot mortally and walked the suspect to jail, what bravery Constable Whidden. Rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 11, 2018

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