Sergeant Loren Whitehat

Sergeant Loren Whitehat

Navajo Division of Public Safety, Tribal Police

End of Watch Thursday, May 10, 1979

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Loren Whitehat

Sergeant Loren Whitehat was shot and killed as he assisted his twin brother, also a Navajo Division of Public Safety officer, arrest a DUI suspect. The suspect had fled into a nearby rocky area off of Highway 160.

When Sergeant Whitehat caught the subject, the man was able to gain control of his service revolver. The man opened fire, killing Sergeant Whitehat. The subject was convicted in connection with Sergeant Whitehat's murder and sentenced to six years in prison.

Sergeant Whitehat was assigned to the Tuba City District. He had served with the agency for one year and had previously served four years as a tribal ranger for the Navajo Resource Enforcement Division. He was survived by his twin brother.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 years

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Sgt. Whitehat,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones. I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 10, 2019

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