Officer Mark Andrew White

Officer Mark Andrew White

Roseville Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 10, 1995

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Mark Andrew White

Officer Mark White was shot and killed by fellow officers who had mistaken him for an armed suspect during a confrontation with an armed man inside the Roseville Police Department headquarters.

Officer White had just finished his shift and had changed into civilian clothes in preparation for leaving. An armed subject then entered the police department lobby and pointed a gun at the desk clerk and a citizen.

Other officers who were inside the police station, as well as officers who were outside, responded to the lobby and shot the subject as he pointed his gun at them. Officer White, whose office was attached to the lobby in a different area, was approaching the scene with his gun drawn as the subject was shot. One of the other officers mistook Officer White as a second suspect and shot him once, fatally wounding him.

The armed subject survived and was subsequently committed to a state hospital.

Officer White had served with the Roseville Police Department for three years and had served in law enforcement for a total of nine years. He is survived by his wife, son, and parents.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 71

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed

EDP, mistaken identity, weapons violation

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Mark, after all these years, you re not forgotten my friend. You were a friend to all your Academy mates while at the Butte. You were on my basketball team as we battled the Stockton Boys in some fierce games. I will always remember you as a faithful friend. I pray you were there to greet my Daughter Natalie Corona who was also killed in the line of duty in 2019. May you both Rest In Peace and May God grant you eternal life in heaven.

Retired Sgt. Merced Corona
Academy Mate/Father of fallen Davis PD Officer Natalie Corona

January 3, 2021

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