Harold "Whitey" White served in the US Army Air Forces during World War II. He was again called to service during the Korean War serving in the US Air Force. Harold joined the Sheriff's Department on August 26,1947 and enjoyed a 29 year career with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He spent fourteen of those years at the Homicide Bureau serving as both a sergeant and a lieutenant. His career case involved the solving of the infamous "Insulin Murders." Harold doggedly investigated the case and ultimately won a conviction against a serial killer in a case that spanned twenty years. Harold retired from the LASD on March 19, 1976, as Captain of Reserve Forces Bureau.
In the video above, Harold tells us a story about having to secure a makeshift runway during the Korean War. He goes on to tell us about his experiences at the Homicide Bureau. Harold wrote a book about his case which is available for purchase through Amazon.
Whitey passed away on December 28, 2017. He was 96 years old. On January 16, 2018, several active and retired LASD members, veterans, and friends attended his celebration of life in Riverside, California. His remains are interned at the Riverside National Cemetery.