Trooper Johnnie Whittle

Trooper Johnnie Whittle

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 14, 1953

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Johnnie Whittle

Trooper Whittle was shot and killed while driving two men to the patrol headquarters. He had picked up the two men after responding to a suspicious person call. As he pulled into the parking lot one of the men pulled out a handgun from a shoulder holster and shot Trooper Whittle. The suspect was arrested approximately two hours later and subsequently sentenced to 65 years.
Trooper Whittle had been with the agency for 10 years.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 135

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 65 years

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Trooper Whittle,
On today, the 64th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Oklahoma. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 14, 2017

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