Patrolman A. L. White

Patrolman A. L. White

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, April 13, 1919

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A. L. White

Patrolman A.L. 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 officers 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 Deadrick's Road.

When the officers 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 an automatic pistol from his belt and fatally shot Patrolman White.

The suspect then fled out the back door, across a field and vanished.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 57

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Patrolman White,
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 Memphis.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

April 13, 2019

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