Chief of Police Porter White

Chief of Police Porter White

Evarts Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, May 30, 1924

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Porter White

Police Chief Porter White was shot and killed while questioning several men who had come into town.

The men were waiting in line at a fortune telling tent when Chief Porter asked where they were from. Moments later one of the men opened fire on Chief White without any further provocation, fatally wounding him.

The man was arrested and charged with his murder.

Chief White was survived by his wife.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Charged with murder

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Chief White,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Evarts.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

May 30, 2024

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