Deputy Sheriff Shirley Meclellan White

Deputy Sheriff Shirley Meclellan White

Carson County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, July 26, 1972

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Shirley Meclellan White

Deputy Sheriff Shirley White was killed when his patrol car was struck by a tractor trailer.

The 59-year-old driver of the truck and Deputy White were on U.S. 287 in Quanah going in the same direction, beside each other, when the truck driver suddenly swerved into Deputy White when a car stopped suddenly in front of him. Deputy White was returning to Texas after transporting a prisoner to Oklahoma when the crash occurred.

Deputy White had served with the Carson County Sheriff's Office for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons, one a Texas State Trooper.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

drunk driver, routine driving

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Deputy Sheriff White,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 26, 2022

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