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Marshal Frederick H. White

Tombstone Marshal's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Saturday, October 30, 1880

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Reflections for Marshal Frederick H. White

Rest in peace as we will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 30, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your historic service

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

October 29, 2007

Sir, you are one of my hero's you will always be here with us as long as they keep telling your story in books and on the big screen. I was able to be in Tombstone one year on the anniversary of your death and even though we never met I felt a pain of your lose like we had met. you had a hard job in a very hard time, your family should be proud.

Dep. R. Brady
La Paz County Az.

Deputy R. Brady
La Paz County

October 26, 2007

"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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

August 1, 2007

You wore a badge in one of the toughest places and in one of the toughest times in history to be a "lawman". I want to thank you for having the courage to do what I'm sure few had the nerve to in a place like Tombstone. You have not been forgotten.

Patrolman Drew LaMaster
Sellersburg Police Department

July 9, 2007

You're a part of history, Marshall White, and a true hero. Your legacy will live on. Though time may pass, your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace.


March 25, 2007

Over 100 years ago you wore the badge with pride in a very tough time in history. You gave your life and you are not forgotten. Thank you for your service.

Corporal S Z Smith
Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Montgomery, Ala

September 1, 2006

Marshal White:
The task you undertook 125 years ago, was a monumental one. You were one of a select few who was willing to stand up for the law abiding people of Tombstone. And you paid the ultimate price for your actions. Regretably, things haven't change much in 125 years. Officers are still dying while protecting others who can't protect themselves. But also unchanged, is our commitment, Marshal, to do the job with the same determination and tenacity that you displayed.
You were then, and 125 years later, still, a hero. Your death was not in vain, sir. For with your death, the eventual demise of the infamous "Outlaw Gang" was to come to the service of Wyatt, Morgan, and Virgil Earp, and "Doc" Holiday.
Now rest in peace, sir, and thank you for your service at a time when America needed all the determined law enforcement officers it could muster.

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office

August 15, 2006

You will be missed marshal white. im glad Wyatt Earp Avenged you

Nicholas Relich

July 17, 2006

Marshal White, you have definitely earned your place in history. I have walked through the streets of Tombstone, and it was men like you who always fought to keep the town safe. Your story will never be forgotten.

OFC. Velez-Ortega
pembroke Pines Police

June 11, 2006

Rest in peace Brother. May God Bless you and your family.


June 7, 2006

You will forever be remembered in all our hearts.
A true legend in history. Thank you for the ultimate
sacrifice. Until we met again. Thank you to all those
who stand in the face of evil to serve and protect
their cities, counties, states and our country.
God Bless.
Deputy Kelly Waldroup
Buncombe County Sheriffs Department
Asheville North Carolina

Deputy Kelly Waldroup
Buncombe County North Carolina (Retired)

May 12, 2006


The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans, I’m a “minister of God,”
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name’s sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death’s valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life’s enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, “Well done…”
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Rest in Peace, Brother…

Corporal Gregory A. Cohn
Florida Highway Patrol - St. Augustine

April 9, 2006

Marshal White you were in a community of general lawlessness; while outnumbered and outgunned, you did the job. My respect and admiration is yours Sir. While being at a disadvantage from the start, you stood for what was right, and gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Daniel Armstrong; Sergeant
Austin, Texas Police Department

April 9, 2006

You are a true legend. Peace officers are all hero's but you have led by example. Rest easy Marshal.

December 18, 2005

It was 125 years ago today that Marshal Fred White gave his life for the citizens of Arizona.
He will forever be remembered as a true American hero, thanks in part to the ODMP.
May God keep safe from harm the men and women of the Tombstone Marshal's Office.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

October 30, 2005

You died a hero. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
Orlando Police Dept.

October 15, 2005

You have earned your place in history marshal. Your name shall live forever.


October 19, 2004

Marshal White you are a true hero for standing up to these cruel outlaws.

Justice served thanks to Wyatt Earp and posse.


August 8, 2004

Rest in peace Marshal White

February 22, 2004

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