Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Marshal Richard C. White

Colorado City Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, January 14, 1987

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Reflections for Deputy Marshal Richard C. White

I think a lot of you and your sacrifices. Knowing you served our country as a Military Police at Camp Jessup, South Korea. Then again, when you took a job for Mohave County, Arizona. And your final job, for The Town of Colorado City, Arizona when they incorporated.

While I, and countless others, enjoyed our sleep in our comfortable beds you were out facing a threat to society we know nothing of.

Though I was only eleven, when you made the ultimate sacrifice, I will always cherish every memory, and life lesson, with you. I love your ready smile and guiding hand. Thank you for taking the time to teach me to fish and appreciate and respect the outdoors.

Thank you for helping me see my need to step up and be a help to my Mother. And thank you for your last and encouraging words to me "Put away your childish things and be a help to your mother". I quickly learned to make my mother my best friend!

I will remember your sacrifice forever. It is the reason I volunteered as a firefighter and an EMT in our community for so many years. The reason I took a job in our municipal government. And, as the fourth of thirteen children, the reason I influenced others of my siblings to be involved in community service.

I love you and will miss you always Father.

Firefighter, EMT Heber B. White
Hildale/Colorado City Fire Department and Town of Colorado City, AZ.

September 3, 2021

Wow to leave thirteen children and a wife behind! Rest in peace Deputy Marshal White.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 1, 2019

Thinking about the first day I met you, standing there in the hallway of the fire station, a big grin on your face. I see it so much in the faces of your boys. Thank you for your sacrifice to keep us safe. ❤️

CCFD (retired)

May 15, 2019

RIP brother, you will always be remembered

Police Officer S. Lund
Casper PD, WY

March 26, 2019

Rest in peace Deputy Marshal White. What bravery and courage, honor and humility to leave behind a wife and thirteen children to mourn your passing.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 4, 2018

Remembering you on the 30th anniversary of your sacrifice. Rest in Peace Brother....

Retired Officer

January 15, 2017

Rest in peace brother, you are not forgotten, thank you for your service.

Phoenix Police

May 23, 2016

Remembering you on this day; the 29th anniversary of your sacrifice. Never to be forgotten...

Retired Officer

January 14, 2016

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 25th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory wili always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Your brother in blue who wrote so movingly about the night of your murder is proof of how vivid the details stay with those who were involved.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 14, 2012

Deputy White, thank you for you service. Rest inpeace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 17, 2008



January 5, 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

November 14, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Marshal White. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

Deputy Marshal White,
On, this, the 18th anniversary of your death, I would like to say thank you for your service to the citizens of Colorado City.

January 14, 2005

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