Sergeant Earl Lavelle White

Sergeant Earl Lavelle White

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1995

Earl Lavelle White

Sergeant Earl White and Police Officer Lindora Smith were killed when their patrol car collided with another patrol car at Holmur and Elmhurst streets during a pursuit.

The two officers had attempted to stop the vehicle for reckless driving at 2:40 am. In addition to Sergeant White and Officer Smith, a police Explorer who was on a ride along was killed in the collision. The officer in the second patrol car was injured.

Sgt. White is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Sergeant Earl L. White will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service to your community, and for being a child of God. May your soul now rest in Heaven. May God bless your entire family.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

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