Sheriff George James White

Sheriff George James White

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, July 13, 1922

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George James White

Sheriff George White and Deputy Leonard Smith were killed in an automobile accident as they transported prisoners 18 miles south of Tucson at 9 pm.

Sheriff White was killed instantly.

The convicts they had in custody escaped and were captured a week later. They were wanted for the murder of a husband and wife. One subject was hanged, and the other was given a life sentence.

Sheriff White was survived by his wife, two daughters, a son, two brothers, and a sister.


  • Age 43
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident, transport

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Sheriff 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 Santa Cruz County.


United States Border Patrol

July 13, 2022

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