Town Marshal Walter H. White

Town Marshal Walter H. White

Westwego Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1939

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Walter H. White

Town Marshal Walter White was shot and killed when he responded to reports of an intoxicated man armed with a .22 caliber rifle at a local cannery.

Marshal White was shot in the head as he exited his patrol car.

The subject committed suicide after shooting Marshal White.

Marshal White had served with the Westwego Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife and 10 children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

DIP, weapons violation

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

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