Patrolman Aquilla White

Photo of Patrolman Aquilla White
End of Watch: Tue, Nov 3rd, 1896
Date of Incident: Tue, Nov 3rd, 1896
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: Not Known
Age: 24


Patrolman White was shot and killed during a period of civil disorder. A man grabbed his service revolver and shot him. The suspect was arrested a few days later in Louisville.

On December 26, 1896, a mob seized the suspect from the Owensboro jailor at gunpoint and hanged him.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Owensboro Police Department
Owensboro Police Department Patch
222 East Ninth Street
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303
(270) 687-8888
Chief Arthur Ealum


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