Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Gary Robert White

Nebraska City Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Saturday, July 9, 1977

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Reflections for Officer Gary Robert White

I was a Nebraska State Trooper the morning Gary was killed, stationed in near by Syracuse Nebr. The phone rang early, it was state dispatch. They said there had been a shooting and I was needed to do a blood relay from Omaha to Nebr. City for a wounded officer. I met the Omaha trooper at the Platte river , got the blood, and headed south. I arrived to late. I was told Gary's last words were "I'm not afraid." I had only known him for a few days, he was a friendly, happy , dedicated officer looking forward to a career in a job he was excited to be a part of.

John Wisecarver Badge #384 (ret.)
Nebraska State Patrol

November 15, 2022

Kites flying. 14 th street school. That very day time and year. The longest tail on a kite they ever saw. Was. The kite I was flying. So. Rethink revise. And revaluate that little boy you ran over.

Flying kites

January 27, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will always be remembered. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 9, 2020

A week on the force and now a police hero of honor, dignity and integrity forever. Rest in peace Officer White.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 9, 2017

Thinking about Officer White & his family this week. Memorial placed at NCPD by current officers. Reflecting now while learning about VALOR Initiative at LECC & County Attorneys Association 29th Annual Conference. Thank you Officer White for sacrificing your life while making the world a safer place.

David Partsch
Otoe County Attorney

May 20, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

You live on in the stories I have told my family and my students whenever a "good cop" anecdote is needed. I am and always have been proud to have called you my friend. Your kindness and sense of humor, as well as your sacrifice, are eternal.

Another one who misses your smile.

Cathie Offner

January 9, 2015

To my HERO.You were my big brother, and the best friend I have ever had .I miss you so much.

Norman White

December 21, 2014

I worked as Gary's supervisor that night. All Gary could talk about was that he could not wait to see Jesus. Well I cannot help but think that he was called Home to get his wish! God bless you Gary!

Kevin L Kreifels Sergeant

July 22, 2014

This being National Police Week I wanted to honor Gary's memory. Every time I look at his picture the years roll back, for you see I took that picture. Gary's whole dream was to be a good police officer and help people. Thank you is not enough for the sacrifice that you made. Rest in Peace Gary!

Sherry Neill
A very good friend

May 16, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. 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 Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 3, 2013

Gary, it was 31 years ago tonight that you and I went on duty in Nebraska City. You and I attempted to make contact with Mr. Robert Beers in the alley to investigate the family disturbance alledgedly done by him. He opened fire on both of us, I was critically injured, and you were killed that morning so long ago, but I will NEVER forget you. You and I just wanted to "help" the people of Nebraska City, that was our calling in life. I know that you are in the hands of the Lord, and you were a great man ! This is my Thank You to you for your service.

Former Police Officer Peter Rishel
fellow officer with Gary

July 8, 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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

I am the wife of another law officer, Gary Robert White, in Chelmsford, Massachusetts. We learned of Officer White's sacrifice when our Gary was in the police academy. He will never be forgotten, even by those who he never met. Thank you for your service.

Kelly White
Wife of Patrol Officer

November 17, 2007

Thank you for your bravery, dedication, and sacrifice. Today is the 30th anniversary of your tragic death. You will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

SGT, Retired

July 9, 2007

Rest in Peace Blue Angel.

July 9, 2006

Thank you for your service to the citizens of Nebraska City. Rest in peace my brother in blue. May God bless you.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 28, 2006

Rest in peace brother! You are not forgotten.

Mike Davis
Omaha Police Department

January 16, 2006

You died a hero. You will live on forever in so many peoples memories. Thanks for trying to make the world a better place!

September 19, 2004

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