Detective Cornelius W. White

Detective Cornelius W. White

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, May 18, 1951

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Cornelius W. White

Detective C.W. White was shot and killed while transporting a rape suspect to jail.

The subject pulled out a concealed .32 caliber pistol and shot Detective White in the chest near the intersection of 1st Street and Elgin Street. The man fled on foot but was surrounded by officers on North Greenwood Avenue, and a shootout ensued. Two officers were wounded before the subject was shot and killed.

Detective White had served with the Tulsa Police Department for 15 years. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

sex offender

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