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Officer Jason Edward White | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

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Jason Edward White

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Thursday, December 30, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 3887

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Jason White was shot and killed as he approached a suspicious man on the landing of a row house in the 200 block of 14th Street, SE.

As Officer White walked up the stairs the subject turned and shot him in the vest, knocking him down. Before he had a chance to draw his weapon the subject stood over him and shot him numerous times in the face.

The subject also shot Officer White's partner in the shoulder, but the round was stopped by her vest. The man was convicted of murdering Officer White and was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Officer White had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for four years and was assigned to the 1st District. He is survived by his wife and son.

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I've always remembered that night like it was yesterday. I was only a year younger than you when you left this world and had been living on Capital Hill only a few years and worked at Armand's Pizzaria. You were friends with a co-worker and we would run into one another around town, off duty and on. We started to become friends, playing pool together at the "Lil Pub" on PA Ave. We were both friends with JJ the owner ( Retired MPO officer) and would sometimes shoot pool together. You were there the night when Tom Cruise was playing pool there while making "A Few Good Men", we were in disbelief when we played partners against him! I had seen you only a couple of days before your death and it still breaks my heart to realize that was the last time I'd ever see you. I was at Armand's that night and was relaxing with a cold one after we'd closed and I turned the news on and was watching the live coverage that was close to where I was living and didn't even imagine that you were the officer that had passed, I found out that next morning and it broke my heart.... I wished we had been closer Jason. JJ was brutally murdered a short time after your passing (I think, maybe it was before you left.) inside the "Lil Pub" while taking the trash out after closing, he too wasn't given a fighting chance and was taken by a lowly coward! I lived behind the Pub between 6th and 7th street during that incident and was woken by all the commotion. It's been so many years now and both yours and JJ's deaths have haunted me over the years. About 10 years after your untimely departure, I was back in school in Ohio and was on a DC field trip during the early part of summer and somehow on a beautiful afternoon, the group ended up in front of the DC fallen officers memorial and the first name I saw on it was yours and it immediately brought tears to my eyes and it took me back to good times we shared. I guess the reason I'm writing this, is to let you and your family know that although you were only here a short time, your light burned bright and you left an impression on many. I'm no longer haunted by your death because I've found Fod and my faith lets me know your shining down on all that you've left and we the living are the true suffers. Love you brother and only wished I could have told you that when you were here with me. Rest in Peace with our Lord.

Robert C. McCloe
Former DC resident
November 2, 2016

 

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