Deputy Sheriff William Erastus Whitehurst

Deputy Sheriff William Erastus Whitehurst

Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1893

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William Erastus Whitehurst

Deputy Sheriff William Whitehurst was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was causing a public disturbance.

As he struggled with the original suspect another man opened fire on him, killing him.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available


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Your reputation has stood the wear of time. You were my grandfathers uncle. Thank you for your service. What a large landscape you had to watchover. Family fued still exist. You know more about that than I.

Rest well knowing Hillsborough County is taken care of.

Kimberly Whitehurst
Great great niece

November 18, 2019

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