Deputy Sheriff Harvey A. White

Deputy Sheriff Harvey A. White

Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, June 8, 1931

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Harvey A. White

Deputy Sheriff Harvey White was shot and mortally wounded near Boston as he and three deputies attempted to arrest a man on a charge of burglary. As the officers entered the man's home he shot Deputy White in the side, the bullet entering his liver. The other deputies rushed Deputy White to a hospital in Boston where he died later that night.

The suspect was apprehended a week later in Abbeville, Alabama. On November 7th, 1931, he was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life.

Deputy White was survived by his wife and three children. He had previously server as a special officer for the Seaboard Railroad and with the Glynn County Police.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 7, 1931
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff White,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Thomas County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 8, 2021

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