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Academy Plans 5K Run to Honor Det. White
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Florida Public Safety Institute


On February 16, 2012 a team of deputies from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office responded to a Middleburg, FL home to investigate a possible methamphetamine lab operation inside. While making entry into the house, Detective David White was fatally shot. Another deputy returned fire, killing the man who had shot White and another deputy. White, 35, was a nine-year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office and had also served in the U.S. Army Reserves, having been deployed to Bosnia and Iraq. He is survived by his wife, a four-year-old daughter, and an
infant son.

In recognition of White’s sacrifice, the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy Basic Recruit Class #389 is hosting a 5k race (run or walk) to support the fallen officer’s family. All profits will directly support White’s wife and two young children. The event will be held Saturday, May 19, 2012 at the Tallahassee Community College main campus (444 Appleyard Dr, Tallahassee). Race day sign-in will begin at 7:30 am and the race will commence at 9:00 am. The event will also feature a charity raffle and public safety agency displays/demonstrations. Those
who wish to participate can register or donate at www.runsignup.com by searching for “David White Memorial
5k.” The early registration (prior to April 24) fee is $20.00. Late registration will cost $25.00. Participants may register on race day, but fees must be paid with cash.

Web link: https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Tallahassee/DavidWhiteMemorial5K

Public inquiries can be made at davidwhitememorial5k@gmail.com.

Gary S. Jamieson, President of Basic Recruit Class 389



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