Police Officer John T. Whalen

Police Officer John T. Whalen

Watsonville Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, October 25, 1920

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John T. Whalen

Police Officer John Whalen was shot and killed as he escorted a prisoner to jail after arresting him for disturbing the peace.

The subject was convicted of Officer Whalen's murder and sent to prison.

Officer Whalen had served with the Watsonville Police Department for 13 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Convicted

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Officer Whalen,
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 Watsonville.


United States Border Patrol

October 25, 2020

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