Police Officer David Madison White, Sr.

Police Officer David Madison White, Sr.

Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, August 21, 1944

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David Madison White, Sr.

Officer David White was beaten to death while escorting a prisoner to the city's jail. The prisoner attacked Officer White, took his service weapon, and then beat him to death with the weapon.

Several days later a posse captured the suspect in Mcgeehe, Arkansas. He was convicted of murder and executed in the electric chair on June 16, 1945.

Officer White had served with the agency for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 50
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object
  • Offender Executed in 1945

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To my Great Grandfather whom I never met. Thank you sir for your duties to serve and to protect the community of Bastrop, La. Your son, my Papaw, was a great man that carried a strict rule of doing what was right. He exampled that, and it would seem you taught him well.

Todd Andrews
great grandson

December 12, 2020

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