Patrolman Byron Wilkinson Porter

Patrolman Byron Wilkinson Porter

LaGrange Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, July 28, 1923

Byron Wilkinson Porter

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

The son of a former police chief was arrested in connection with the murder.

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 Arrested

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Officer Porter's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 2-16-17 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan

February 16, 2017

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