Police Officer Harry S. White

Police Officer Harry S. White

United States War Department - Muscle Shoals Nitrate Plant Police, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, December 7, 1923

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Harry S. White

Police Officer Harry White was shot and killed by poachers at the Nitrate Plant No. 1 in Colbert County, Alabama.

Officer White ordered the men to break their shotguns and walk ahead of his horse. When Officer White's attention was distracted by the poachers' dogs, one of the men suddenly swung around and shot Officer White, killing him.

The two men then robbed Officer White's body of his wallet and service revolver. They hid his body in an abandoned cistern and fled the reservation. Both men were arrested a short time later and confessed to his murder.

One of the suspects who murdered him was executed by hanging on October 9th, 1925.

Officer White was survived by his father and three sisters.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1925


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 7, 2011

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