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Officer Gary Robert White | Nebraska City Police Department, Nebraska Nebraska City Police Department, Nebraska

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Gary Robert White

Nebraska City Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch: Saturday, July 9, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 week

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/9/1977

Weapon: Shotgun; 20 gauge

Suspect: Died in prison

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Officer White was shot and killed behind the police department when he and another officer attempted to stop a truck driven by a man wanted for questioning from an earlier domestic assault. When the truck stopped the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, striking Officer White below his vest. The other officer was also wounded but was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect. The man fled but was arrested a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life on December 16, 1977. He died in prison January 18, 1993.

Officer White had only been with the agency for 9 days.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater
January 3, 2013

 

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