Deputy Sheriff David H. Whittier

Deputy Sheriff David H. Whittier

Orleans County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, September 8, 1989

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David H. Whittier

Deputy Sheriff David Whittier succumbed to injuries sustained nine months earlier when he was struck by a drunk driver.

Deputy Whittier was on Gaines Basin Road north of Bacon Road in Albion, searching an abandoned truck on the side of the road at 12:30 am. A vehicle struck the truck and pinned Deputy Whittier between the truck and the suspect's vehicle.

The drunk driver was sentenced to 6 months in jail and five years probation.

Deputy Whittier had served with the Orleans County Sheriff's Department. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 144

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 1, 1989
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 6 months


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I am happy to have found this deputy's picture and submitted his photo for approval. I am retired and have made this a part time mission. To find and submit photos of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good. Rest in Peace Deputy Whittier. May your memory stay relevant. Never forget.

P.O. retired Bflo.PD
Buffalo NY PD

September 16, 2022

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