Patrolman Byron Wilkinson Porter

Patrolman Byron Wilkinson Porter

LaGrange Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 28, 1923

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Byron Wilkinson Porter

Patrolman Byron Porter was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a local cleaners and dyers store.

Several men were arrested, including the son of a former police chief, but all were released due to insufficient evidence. The only thing police knew for sure is that it was gang related.

Patrolman Porter had served with the LaGrange Police Department for 30 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Patrolman Porter,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of LaGrange.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2023

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