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.


  • 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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On this 24th anniversary of your EOW, you'd think it would get easier... It doesn't!!!!! You left this world a lifetime ago, yet the pain feels like yesterday. Our children are all grown up, our son is 28, he's an awesome man that you would be so proud of. Our daughter, if only you could have met her, held her. She's 23 now, a grown woman. She finished her Masters in Criminal Justice, kinda funny how she's the one to follow in your footsteps. I know you'd be so proud of her too. God, how I miss you!!!! Until we meet again, rest easy my love!!! And please, continue to watch over the kids and me!!! I LOVE YOU!!! Forever #71


February 10, 2019

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