Officer James R. White

Officer James R. White

Portland Police Bureau, Oregon

End of Watch Tuesday, November 17, 1914

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James R. White

Officer James White was struck by a vehicle and killed while directing traffic at the intersection of East Burnside Street and Union Avenue (modern-day SE MLK Boulevard).

Officer White had served with the Portland Police Bureau for four years. He was survived by his wife and two young sons.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

directing traffic

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james robert white was my great grandfather he left behind a wife ( lulu l. guard ) and two children (floyd wilbert white born jan 4 1914) and (george j. white 1913)--lulu tried to collect benefits from his death but city of portland claimed he was at fault by backing up while on foot under the truck while directing traffic so benefits were denied she attemped to sue the city and the truck company took it all the way to the supreme court but again was denied she never received a dime as in so many cases ,may he rest in peace he is thought of often

trent white
great grandson

October 25, 2015

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