City Marshal Elda Lawrence White

City Marshal Elda Lawrence White

Paden Marshal's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, June 16, 1962

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Elda Lawrence White

City Marshal Elda White was shot and killed by the father of a boy he had arrested the previous day for setting off fireworks.

The boy's mother and father were upset with the marshal over the arrest and confronted him about it. During the confrontation, the woman pulled a .32 caliber from her purse and handed it to her husband. The man then shot Marshal White in the chest, fatally wounding him.

The male suspect was convicted of manslaughter in connection with Marshal White's murder. He was sentenced to prison but released after serving only 14 years.

Marshal White is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 57
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Served 14 years


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My grandpa has been missed so many years I can't keep up with him he ment the best for all of us an always will I love you so much grandpa I remember you an always will you are always special an always will be love you grandpa

Grandson Rudy

March 18, 2021

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