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Officer Gregory Ray White

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, July 15, 1974

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Reflections for Officer Gregory Ray White

Rest in peace Officer White.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 15, 2019

To the daughter and other family members of Officer White:
I never had the privilege of meeting your dad, however; I was the young academy graduate who replaced him at the Zone 4 precinct in 1974. In the years since, each time Ive had the occasion to see his photo on the precinct wall, or to drive past or walk into the store where this terrible tragedy occurred, your dad would always comes to mind......and he still does even today. So much discussion and training research went into this incident, beginning almost immediately after it occurred, police policy changes were implemented that have, without a doubt, saved the lives of multiple police officers in Atlanta and elsewhere.

Lieutenant (retired)
Atlanta Police Department

June 14, 2019

The youngest of five grandbabies graduated today! You have one in the Navy and two great grandchildren! How amazing is that? Your legacy has continued. It's amazing how time gives and takes away. The giving is I found our genealogy! We are Clan McIntosh! You are Scottish! We are Scottish! There is a quote
" It's a privilege to be born Scottish. You have music in your blood, Courage in your heart and fire in your soul!"
I know you know all of this and I hope someday to talk to you about it. It's so amazing! What a legacy! You would be so proud of your youngest grandson! He is so wonderful. I love you Dad. Thank you for always being with me no matter what!
Love your Angel baby

A White

May 25, 2019

Greg your legacy though has been almost 42 years still lives on. You were very well loved and immensely missed. I appreciate all the kind thoughts and deeds that have been said and done in yours and our family's behalf. It is especially nice to read what others say about you, as parts of the puzzle are missing. You were truly a choice Rose for Heavenly Father's Garden. Time has marched on and I have made a new life with your brother as my husband, but time will never erase the time we had together.

Love your wife,
Patricia White

Patricia White

May 10, 2016

I remember taking the last papers (an envelope) to Officer White's wife some days after his funeral. She, and I believe her mother, showed me the infant daughter. I tried the best I could to hold back my tears (because I was raised to try to be strong). Now I know it is better to just show your honest emotions. It was so sad. The wife and baby were so sweet and beautiful. I expressed my condolences but felt so inadequate. I only heard good things about him. He was too young to die.

Officer David R. Moore
Atlanta Police retired

July 1, 2014

My big brother, my hero. How time flies, and even though it has been almost forty years, it seems like the memories are frozen in time. I am your baby sister and yet my children are older than you were when you were taken from us. I live for you, breathe for you, laugh for you. While I know you are in heaven and with the Lord, without sorrow or struggle, I miss you. May we all make you proud.

Sonya White Spence

December 18, 2013

To the daughter of Officer Greg White. I have often thought of you for years. I was one of the three soldiers being held hostage in the cooler when you father came into the store. This was a life changing experience for me. I wish you all the best in life.

Donald L Rimmer

August 25, 2013

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

Officer 11169

February 17, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirty-sixth 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 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. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 15, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been many years since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer White.

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 17, 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

October 8, 2007


I really hated not growing up with you at my side. I am so proud of you though. What you have done in your life here upon the earth means so much to me and all that knew you. I learn more each day about who you were. I am so proud to have the chance to be your daughter and someday be the kind of person you always wanted me to be. I love you Dad. I used to be very angry at the man that killed you and took you away from me. I am not anymore. I have forgiven him. I understand that it is hard when your addicted to drugs. I just hate that he changed so many lives by his decison. I love that I look like you and have so many of your traits. I know we only had that short 6 weeks together and the last thing you did here upon the earth was give me my blessing at church. Giving me my name to be known by here and in Heaven. Thank you. Thank you for all that you did for me Dad. I love you and miss you. But I am working hard to see you again someday. I love you
Your angel baby

A White

September 9, 2006

May you Rest in peace knowing that you have been remebered and honored on this site.Thank you for your service.

July 15, 2006

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