Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Dudley Emerson Whiteside

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, June 21, 1955

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Reflections for Chief of Police Dudley Emerson Whiteside

Rest in peace Chief Whiteside.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 29, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

November 28, 2012

I only had a short time to know my father because I was only seven when he was shot and killed.What I have learn and heard through other people,he was kind, gentle and love people.I know he loved his family and his family loved him.As the years pass by I often wonder how great it would have been too share my life with him.I will never forget the day he died.

william whiteside

July 9, 2010

National Law Enforcement Officers Memoria
Panel: 14-E: 3
Rank: Chief of Police
Department: Jacksonville, Alabama, P.D.
End of Watch: June 20, 1955
Cause: Gunfire
Age: 50
Years of Service: 3

Description: Disturbance call. Shot while attempting to settle a dispute concerning a city water main.

Marion Whiteside

January 17, 2010

Chief Whiteside, thank you for your service and dedication.

It's amazing to me that your murderer was sentanced to "life in prison" yet died a free man. Justice wasn't served!!

Rest in peace Chief.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

October 28, 2008

Chief Whiteside...Thank you for your service and dedication. May your memory and smile be everlasting. R.I.P.

Dept. of Defense, Retired

April 20, 2008

I never know you but i would like have like too. your always in my heart

Ruthy Whiteside
my granddad

March 31, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 11, 2007

I never got to know you, but I know by talking to my mother you were a great dad!!!

I wish I could have met you!!!

Gina Glass
My Granddaddy

June 25, 2007

Rest in Peace, Chief Whiteside. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2006

Even though I was 5 years old when he was shot and killed, my dad will always be my hero. I love him very much and will always keep him in my heart.

Marion Jack Whiteside

October 8, 2006

Rest in peace Brother Whiteside. Thank you for your dedication and service to the City of Jacksonville.

Officer Kevin Turley
Jacksonville Police Department (Alabama)

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