Fort Worth Police and Firefighters Memorial
Memorial Location

The memorial is located on the north end of Trinity Park along West 7th Street. It occupies approximately five acres of park. » Get Directions

Hours of Operation
5:00am - 11:30pm
The displays and paths are always illuminated.

Contact Information

By Mail
3801 Hulen Suite 101
Fort Worth, Texas 76107

By Phone

A promise of remembrance.

George H. White


Date of Birth:
December 7, 1857

Date of Injury:
August 2, 1879

Date of Death:
August 8, 1879

Location of Incident:
Fort Worth City Marshal's Office

Pioneer Rest Cemetery

On August 2, 1879, Fort Worth Deputy City Marshal George H. White went to the nearby village of Arlington to arrest Tom Alford with a warrant for the offense of stealing a horse. After making his arrest, Deputy Marshal White started back with his prisoner. While doing so, he was ambushed from behind by three men who were trying to help Tom Alford escape. A shootout ensued and Deputy Marshal White was able to kill one of his assailants and wound another. Deputy Marshal White sustained a shotgun wound to the abdomen and groin. He died from the effects of this wound on August 8, 1879.

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