Patrolman Aquilla W. White

Patrolman Aquilla W. White

Owensboro Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Wednesday, November 4, 1896

Aquilla W. White

Patrolman Aquilla White was shot and killed while attempting to disperse a group of men who were acting disorderly on Lower Fifth Street, near the Southern Iron Works.

A man grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The suspect was arrested a few days later in Louisville.

On December 26th, 1896, a mob seized the suspect from the Owensboro jailer at gunpoint and hanged him.

Patrolman White had served with the Owensboro Police Department for only 11 months. He was survived by his fiancee.

Bio

  • Age 24
  • Tour 11 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 3, 1896
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 115th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

November 3, 2011

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