Just a day after he’s honored at the state level, Clay County Detective David White is memorialized by those he served with.
The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is dedicating their new Law Enforcement Memorial Tuesday morning. That will include reading out the names of White and the seven other county officers who have been killed in the line of duty and recognizing their families.
“He’s one of the many heroes that work in law enforcement across the nation,” says CCSO Major Michael Hardee.
Hardee tells me he had worked with White and remembers him as “the definition of a good man”.
“His services will always be remembered,” he says.
He says the Sheriff’s Office is supportive right now, but they are all trying to focus on the positives in the light of this somber occasion. He says dedicating the memorial is the right venue to share that spirit.
“We honor our own, we take care of our own, and that’s what we’re doing here,” he says.
And his one message to the people he serves and protects is to keep that support strong.
The new memorial area will be in from of the CCSO David A. White Memorial Headquarters in Green Cove Springs. The front entrance has been converted to now include a granite memorial wall, two granite benches, a new flag pole and entrance grounds paved with engraved memorial pavers. White was also honored Monday with his name added to the Memorial Wall at the Florida Sheriff’s Association Headquarters in Tallahassee.