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Officer Mark Andrew White

Roseville Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, February 10, 1995

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Reflections for Officer Mark Andrew White

To Officer White's wife and family; I've obviously never met you or your family and can't imagine the pain you have been through. As a Police Officer I can imagine the effect it has had on all involved as we always know in the back of our mind what 'can' happen and learn to live with that fact. This, however, sounds horribly tragic even beyond what we, as a Police Officers, learn to expect. I, personally, will remember the way he died and not let it be in vain as I will continue to be vigilant even in somewhat comfortable surroundings such as our department headquarters. As a profession that is sometimes all we can do to honor those who have fallen before us and for us. To always learn and never forget.

For what it's worth, I do know that He has taken Mark and given him a special assignment in heaven. I am sure Mark is with you as you go throughout each and every day. I can't imagine that he would do anything but love both his children. I'm sure he is proud of both you and them. He is with you everyday and your comittment to write and post updates brings tears to my eyes. My wife and I have 2 children ourselves and we will say a special prayer tonight for you and your children. May God be with you all until you are reunited again.

Officer T.W. Jester
Fort Wayne Police Department
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Patrolman T.W. Jester
Fort Wayne P.D.

April 14, 2005

10 years ago today you left us. I can't tell you how much I miss your smile, your voice, your touch... God, I MISS YOU!!!! It is still so hard. I love you. I can't wait to see you again.

Liz White - Dibb
Your Wife

February 10, 2005

In a week it will have been 10 years ago you were lost. Please know we still think of you at Sutter Co. S.O., and still mention you. I can still remember how I felt back then. Time may fly, but it doesn't change a thing. You are still missed.

Glen Mercer
Sutter County Sheriff's Office, CA

February 3, 2005

"THE FINAL INSPECTION"

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell

Officer White, your sacrafice will not be forgotten. You have paid the ultimate price for everyone you cared about. God Bless you and your family. You and your family will be in my prayers.

Explorer Stokes, N. Sac CHP

November 2, 2004

In loving memory of P.O. Mark White:
After all these years you are still
missed. Thank you for your service
and ultimate sacrifice. What a
tragedy, how very unfortunate for all
involved. Much love to your wife, your
children and all the survivors who
still grieve this tremendous loss.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

October 31, 2004

I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

October 14, 2004

06/10/04

What a terrible tragedy this was for everyone involved. Someday you will meet your little princess in heaven as well as the rest of your family. I also pray for the other officers involved in this shooting. You will never be forgotten Officer White. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 10, 2004

Mark,

The nineth anniversary of your death has just passed, it is STILL SO HARD TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU! I know you are still with me and the kids. I hope you are happy with the choices I've made for them and me, they haven't been easy. Matthew is now 13 and quite the handful. Whitney is now 8 (the daughter you never met) and she is exactly what you/we had hoped for, very athletic but still a little princess. I can't help but think about what our lives would have been like. This March 1st we would have been married 18 years.

My love for you will NEVER fade, you were MY high school sweetheart, MY first love, MY Honey Bunny .

Rest in Peace Bunny

Liz White - Dibb

February 21, 2004

Mark is indeed missed to this day. Mark was a good deputy when he worked for Sutter County prior to his move to Roseville PD. Mark was colorful and memorable.

You see police funeral processions on the news, and cannot believe how long they are. Mark's was exceptional. Seeing police officers from as far as Los Angeles showed how large an effect his death had on the profession. 1995 was one of the worst years for officer fatalities. There was a 7 mile procession for Mark. There was no standing room in the church left. There were countless uniformed officers lined up in formation in the parking lot.

I still see Mark's parents from time to time. Sweetest people I know. I haven't seen Mark's brother, also in law enforcement, in some years since, but he is also the kind of man you would want to serve with.

I hope that the brother officers involved in the fateful incident have come to some peace following it. It was a terrible accident.

Deputy Sheriff Glen Mercer
Sutter County Sheriff's Office

February 17, 2004

I am sorry to hear of the death of Officer White. I know that much time has passed but I am sure the pain of your loss is still there.

Officer Julie Schmidt
Louisville Metro Police Dept. Louisville, KY

January 10, 2004

Time has passed however the loss is as great as the day you left us. Your brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement will remember you. 12/26/2003

Sr. Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

December 26, 2003

I would like to thank all who remember my husband. Everyday he is loved, missed and mourned.

Liz White - Dibb

October 13, 2003

Although we never met I feel I know you I watched your fneral procession go by me and I thought what a waste. My thoughhts and prayers are with youi.

Jerry Haun
Civilian

September 14, 2003

At the beginning of every shift I supervise, myself and the other officers on shift dedicate the day to the memory of a fallen officer. Today, February 10, 2003 we dedicated the shift to the memory of Officer Mark White, Roseville PD, who died on this date in 1995.

When one law enforcement officer falls, we all stumble for a while, but we will carry on.

Officer White's sacrifice will never be forgotten

Sgt. Paul Bissonnette
Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Surrey, BC

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