Patrolman A. L. White

Patrolman A. L. White

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1919

A. L. White

Patrolman White was shot and killed while investigating a report of a stolen bicycle. Patrolman White and his partner were sent to a drug store at 1669 Lamar Street to investigate the theft. The store owner told the officer that he had spotted a man riding a bicycle that was stolen from his store three weeks earlier. When the Patrolmen questioned the suspect, he told them he had bought the bicycle from another man who lived outside the Parkway on Pigeon Roost Road where it intersects Deadricks road.

When the Patrolman arrived at the house Patrolman White entered through the back door while his partner covered the front door. Patrolman White found the suspect seated in the kitchen eating supper. The suspect pulled a automatic pistol from his belt and killed Patrolman White.

The suspect then fled out the back door, across a field and vanished. Local residents told the police that the suspect had often bragged of killing a aatrolman in the Preferencia Cafe on Main Street a year earlier. The officer later found that the suspect closely fit the description of the suspect who killed Patrolman Edward Broadfoot in February of 1918.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 57

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary 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.

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

April 13, 2012

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