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4.07.2009

Officer Randy White Funeral Notes

People are standing up and down 51 just to get a view of the funeral procession. And the air is thick with helicopter noise. Fox 4 has a live cam from the helicopter here. Edit: Feed ended at 1:59 p.m. when the procession pulled into Springtown.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just went to the live cam. The procession is unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Im watchin tooo. Truly amazing. Thanks for the live feed. Community truly coming together!!!

Anonymous said...

Could it be that the people are on 51 to pay respects to the fallen officer?

Anonymous said...

Wow, unbelievable. Glad to see everyone come together and pay their respect!

Anonymous said...

Gods speed my brother.....God Bless ur Family & Friends

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if the York family attended the funeral? Just wondering, I'm not sure what the protocol is with this type of situation.

Anonymous said...

Amazing coverage, wonderful that people are actually pulled over and showing respect.

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport P.D. put together a superb service @ DBC for Randy. Singleton, Stanford and Blase gave an everlasting memory to everyone there, great job guys.

Anonymous said...

God Bless the White Family.

Anonymous said...

York's oldest sister and her husband were there;

Anonymous said...

Prayers for the White Family.

Anonymous said...

This is bit much. Soldiers who die fighting overseas don't even receive this sort of treatment.

Anonymous said...

3:10 If it were a local soldier, you just hide and watch the treatment that he would get. We cannot help how other towns treat their police or soldiers, but we are a loving town.

Anonymous said...

Not long ago, the processional went through Springtown. It was quite impressive.

Anonymous said...

3:10 - I don't think that was at all appropriate. Some communities have just as much pomp and circumstance for fallen soldiers returning home as has been shown for Sgt. White. All fallen heros derseve it for putting their lives in harms way to protect us.

God Bless the White Family. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

God Bless the White family and the Bridgeport Police Department

Anonymous said...

My Prayers go out to the White family as well as the York family...You never know when it is your time to go whatever the case... So... Live truly, and Love Uncontrollably.

Jarhead said...

Fallen cops and servicemen always [and deservedly] receive this kind of turnout for their funeral procession. There was an officer killed 3 or 4 years ago ~ I can't recall where ~ and his procession snarled traffic all over the metroplex because of its sheer size in addition to the people lined up/pulling over to pay their respects.

I'm pretty sure if a local boy was killed in Iraq or Afghanistan [God forbid] that he would receive a similar sendoff.

Well, maybe without all the police motorcycles.

Anonymous said...

3:10, Here's some attention paid to you! FU

Anonymous said...

We sorta forget sometimes, we Americans are a pretty good people. Respectful of all service

If you have HBO or Netflix, watch the HBO documentary "Taking Chance"
about how the average American treats the fallen.

Our political rhetoric somtimes makes us harsh,bitter,resentful. but down deep, I repeat, Americans are a decent people.

Anonymous said...

4:31 I hope your not a police officer with that kind of attitude.

3:10 has a right to his opinion just like everyone else.

Anonymous said...

An article about the fineral can found at http://www.star-telegram.com/crime_courts/story/1304820.html.

Anonymous said...

So, if 4:31 is a police officer, then he doesn't have a right to his opinion?

Anonymous said...

Saw procession go through Springtown! Quite a site and a reflection of the man who was honored. God bless both White and York families involved. I pray for all of the children involved.

Anonymous said...

I totally respect the way police/firemen grieve. If it doesn't move your heart to see all of their comrades unite together, your heartless!

Anonymous said...

The funeral of a Flower Mound motorcycle officer, whom was also a former Wise County Deputy, was just as larger or larger and went thru several counties from Flower Mound back to Wise County

Anonymous said...

Plano, it was large too. He was also a firefighter and EMT. His father attended today because he is a Wise Co. officer, tough day.

Anonymous said...

Those who have never worn a uniform whether it be the Armed Forces,Fire or Police can never understand the brotherhood between these people who serve their fellow man making the world a safer place and all I can say is there was a LOT OF LOVE exhibited today.

Anonymous said...

TEARS OF A COP

I have been where you fear to go...
I have seen what you fear to see...
I have done what you fear to do...
All these things I've done for you.

I am the one you lean upon...
The one you cast your scorn upon...
The one you bring your troubles to...
All these people I've been for you.

The one you ask to stand apart...
The one you feel should have no heart...
The one you call the man in blue...
But I am human just like you.

And through the years I've come to see...
That I'm not what you ask of me...
So take this badge and take this gun...
Will you take it? Will anyone?

And when you watch a person die...
And hear a battered baby cry...
Then so you think that you can be
All those things you ask of me...?

"Tears Of A Cop" - author unknown

Anonymous said...

I hope that someone provides cop killer York with the Tribune so that he can see the pics and KNOW what his Wise County jury pool really is.

Anonymous said...

To 9:27, That is awesome. As I watched those police officers yesterday line up, I thought of the sacrifices those men and women do everyday. It really takes a special person to be a police officer or any other law enforcement job. They truly risk their lives everyday to keep us safe. Thank You to all of you who serve.

Anonymous said...

so very very tired of hearing about all this! let's move ON PEOPLE!

Anonymous said...

As a police officer I just want to say, the citizens of Wise County that lined the roads in a respectful fashion, showed me there are a lot of good hearted people out there. There are 3 jobs in the world, police,fire and military, that one accepts death as a possiblity. For those in these chosen professions, our thanks is knowing we support each other as brother officer, soldiers and firefighters. In times where these can be thankless jobs, it is wonderful to see community support. Randy will be missed. He will never be forgotten by his fellow officers. The memory of his funeral will be engrained in the minds of all who participated.

RIP my brother

Anonymous said...

In our society, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and teachers are the most needed for a society to prosper, to grow and to be safe. All of these careers provide a stability and avenue for all people to continue in their pursuit of happiness. We owe them a little more respect because they are horribly underpaid and respected for the jobs they perform for others. I believe that's why when something horrible happens to these people that a little more societal grieving is done because they are the truly the chosen ones who are our protectors. I hope this helps. Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

To those of you that don't give a crap about our police, fire, ems and military personnel all I have to say is you will be the first when they are needed to call on them. Randy White was a hero long before April 2, 2009 to those that knew him and loved him. He took his job very seriously and each day he put that uniform on and he gave 100% of himself to protect YOU. No job was too large or no job was beneath him. He would stop and talk to the citizen in the front yard watering flowers, just to let them know he was there, he fearlessly went to domestic calls with weapons involved knowing that he might not make it home just because someone was angry and wanted to take it out on someone.
He did these things because it is what he loved to do. So if you don't want to pay respect to him or the men and women each day that put there lives on the line to say your sorry a** that is your right. Do you know why? Because of these men and women that protect that right for you!