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.

Bio

  • Age 38
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 135

Incident Details

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

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

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

September 14, 2020

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