Patrolman John F. Wright

Patrolman John F. Wright

Washington State Patrol, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, June 28, 1953

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John F. Wright

Patrolman Wright was struck and killed by a drunk driver during a traffic stop. The drunk driver fled the scene after striking Patrolman Wright but was later apprehended.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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Patrolman Wright,

Your incident report sounds very close to my fathers. Patrolman Wesley H. Whittenberg who passed in 1960. The work you did the and the person you were will never be forgotten! Thank you.

Judy Whittenberg (Wesley Whittenberg )
Washington State Patrol, daughter

August 31, 2015

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