Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Paul Thomas "Pete" White, Jr.

Prince William County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, October 27, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Paul Thomas "Pete" White, Jr.

Officer White,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Prince William County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

October 27, 2023

Rest in peace Officer White.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 26, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 28, 2016

Pete, I assure you that you are still in the thoughts of many of
your Law Enforcement Brothers.

I remember you vividly when I was an MPDC Police Cadet, in 1970, at old number 7 precinct in Georgetown. We always called you "PT" then, for the first 2 initials on your name tag.


Det. Pete J. Bignotti Sr (Ret. 2001)
Washington DC, Police Department

February 28, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41st anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2014

Last month, the 40th date of your passing was commemorated at a ceremony at the PWCPD Western Dist Station, which is named in your honor. It was a very fitting ceremony. Most impressive to me was the contingent of your family. Forty years has not diminished their reverence of your memory.

Fellow Officer

November 16, 2013

Thank you for your service, Pete. The men and women of the PWCPD appreciate your service and sacrifice.

1SG Greg Pass
Prince William County PD

October 26, 2013

Officer White,
On today, the 36th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Prince William County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



October 27, 2009


Thinking about You as I add Your Memory to my Quantico Facebook Site........

Michael B. Parlor

June 7, 2009

It has been over 30 yrs. but you will never forgotten.Our first born-Our child.You will always be remembered by your family . Mom and Dad

April 20, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 3, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 26, 2007

We offer our heartfelt sympathy to the family, friends and colleagues of Officer White and we honor his distinguished service to the cause of justice and peace. Sadly, our nation has lost one of its finest citizens, a community has lost a friend and protector, and a family has lost an example of character and courage who they will love and respect forever. Today, because of the sacrifice Officer White has made, the house of freedom is stronger, sturdier, and more secure.

To the family, friends, and colleagues of Officer White, I would like you to know that a lot of people pray for you, and my hope is that their prayers will give you the strength necessary to move on. Just as you were always with him when he walked the beat or patrolled the streets, know that he will always be with you - wherever you may be. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Officer White is a man distinguished by exceptional courage and will always be admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities. You, your family and your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York City

October 7, 2007

Paul in your memory the new West end Station is named in your honor. It is a nice step up and I am sure you would be proud .

A J ABDO 7106

August 18, 2006



June 12, 2006

Officer White: On this 32nd anniversary of your EOW, I salute you and honor you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. May GOD's Blessing be upon you, your family, friends and fellow LEO's. I hope you have met my son-in-law, Officer Cole Martin - Chatsworth, GA. PD - EOW 4/25/03. Rest Easy, Sir.

John Garger, Secretary
GA Concerns Of Police Survivors

October 27, 2005

Hey of my 5 year old life!! This is your long lost cousin, Sharon. I finally found you! Have looked on-line for several years. I will never forget all the fun we had growing up in VA and MD. Hope Pammie is there with you. We all remember you, and talk about you often. We will never forget you!! Rest in Peace.

December 1, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

Rest in peace.

October 27, 2004

No Officer should be without a reflection. Officer White, I honor you, your name, your memory and mostly for the ultimate sacrifice you made protecting all of us. With brotherly love and respect, Jim Crotty (former Richmond, VA Police Officer).

Special Agent (Retired)
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms

May 27, 2004

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