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Special Officer George "Merkel" White

Oakland Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, November 25, 1907

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Reflections for Special Officer George "Merkel" White

Rest In Peace Brother. You are remembered and honored on the 110th anniversary of your E.O.W.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 25, 2017

On this 108th anniversary of your brutal murder at the hands of unknown and otherwise forgotten animals, we honor you here and this site keeps your memory alive. You died a hero.

God Bless you Officer White and may you forever Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

November 25, 2015

Every year since 2009 I have made the blue ribbons with the 51 names of the Oakland Police Officers who have died in the line of duty. It is my honor to do this for the fallen officers. The ribbons hang on a tree outside the Warehouse Bar and Grill in Oakland, California for all to see the sacrifice they have made to keep us safe. God bless you all and rest in peace.

A grateful citizen

February 23, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer White. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd anniversary 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 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.

Yesterday I attended the memorial service for your four fallen OPD brothers who were shot on the darkest day of OPD history.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 28, 2009



September 8, 2008

Though the efforts of my Cousin Silver Parnell( "Shea"-line) who found you,..The family that you never knew has grown and has had both failures and success and there have been many.

George, you are now known to us all and you will be remembered

In God's graces,
Chuck Shea

Chuck Shea
Great Grandson

August 25, 2008

Such a tragic loss. Why heros have to die like this, is a shame. :( Today Officer George (Merkel)White, you are not forgotten, for today, you are remembered! :) I only hope to meet all you heros in heaven one day. It would be grand! :)

keep the faith in the lord, God is love, God is Forgiveness!!!!


kristine wilton
cousin of Christopher Nicholson/Smithsburg Md. EOW-12/19/2007

February 15, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

November 26, 2007

100 years ago today, rest easy, Officer White, you are not forgotten

November 25, 2007

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends and all the members of the Oakland Police Department. We were made safer by his service and we all suffer their tragic loss. The family of Special Officer White deserves our appreciation and gratitude for their sacrifice. No greater love has a man than the will to give his life for another. In the days to follow, may you be strengthened by the fact that Special 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.

Tom Doyle
Cary Police Department, North Carolina

May 25, 2006

Rest in peace.

October 4, 2004

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