Chief of Police William E. Whiteman

Chief of Police William E. Whiteman

Vesta Coal Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, January 14, 1920

William E. Whiteman

Chief of Police William Whiteman was shot and killed while investigating the sounds of an explosion at the post office in Daisytown, Wahington County, at approximately 1:30 am.

When he arrived at the scene he encountered four men who had attempted to blow open the post office safe using dynamite. The subjects opened fire on him, wounding him in the abdomen as they fled.

Chief Whiteman was taken to South Side Hospital, in Pittsburgh, where he died a short time later.

Chief Whiteman was survived by his wife.


  • Age 50
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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95 years later, your service is still remembered. Thank you.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

January 12, 2015

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