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4.07.2009

Star Telegram Coverage of Funeral

Link. And a couple of emailer pics:

34 comments:

M-M said...

From the description of the article, it sounds like it was an awesome memorial service. Would love to have been there.

Anonymous said...

You know, I had great respect for Chief Singleton when I worked for the city, and reading that story furthers that respect.

Anonymous said...

I am a Police Officer who was in that procession and I just want to say thank you to each and every citizen who stood by the side of the road holding their hats or hands over their hearts in a show of deep respect today.

It literally brought me to tears seeing the love and respect that everyone showed and it means so much to me and I know the White family was deeply moved also.

Thank you so much my friends.

Anonymous said...

A little bit about Chief Singelton:

He started his career @ the Wise County Sheriff Department in the late 1970's working for "Pa-Pa" Ramsey.

He left here and went through the ranks @ Hurst P.D. to the top.

Retired and missed the job, from his Paradise roots he saw that Bridgeport was in need of the vacant position of Chief of Police. GOT that with flying colors, never had to experience an officer leaving in the line of duty.

What a small town retirement dream this should have been for a local guy.

Today he was the "Rock" that Bridgeport P.D. seemed that it could not find over the years. Chief that was "OUTSTANDING", welcome home for the rest of the career.

Anonymous said...

This is getting old

Anonymous said...

8:05 said: "This is getting old"

Then turn off your computer and go back to cooking your meth...a**hole.

Anonymous said...

Amen 8:32

Michele said...

I did not have the honor of knowing Sgt White personally, but want to say thank you to his family for a man who served and protected Bridgeport. To his family, may you find peace in knowing he is in heaven looking over each of you.
As a civilian, I stood on the side of Hwy 51 paying my respect to Sgt White and his family; as well as all the men and women who serve and protect those in their own communities. Thank you. Sgt White thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. Rest in peace and may God be with your family in this time of sorrow.

Anonymous said...

8:05..Gettin Old....u have nerve.....

Anonymous said...

7:40PM, Singleton was a Bridgeport officer, too. There are pictures of him in uniform in the conference room from the '70s. The funk is in full effect in those pictures.

Xanthippas said...

So tragic. What a loss.

ROV said...

8:05pm Hey Anonymous
P*%SY......Why don't you post your name and email address!!!!!!! U R A RUDE, HEARTLESS A**HOLE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

8:05 may god have mercy on your soul. What a sorry excuse of a human life you must be. You are a thankless person. You would not be worthy of all of Wise county urinating on your grave.

Emily Smith Remington said...

Dear 8:05,

Let me tell you "what is getting old"...heartless, spineless cowards like you posting such a comment. Shame, shame, shame on you.

We have a family, a community, and a police department that is reeling from the tragic loss of Sgt Randy White.

To have witnessed and grieved this loss first hand, let me say how proud I am of our Bridgeport Police Department. Randy Singleton is an amazing leader, inspiration, and someone that I am fortunate to call my friend.

Sgt Randy White was honored yesterday and this community will continue to honor his service and his family.

So 8:05, you go on about your day with your crappy, heartless attitude while our law enforcement community continues to protects and serve your sorry a*ss.

God Bless you Bridgeport Police Department, which will forever include Janet White, Badge #804. I am so proud of each one of you at BPD and humbled and honored to call you my family.

Godspeed Sgt Randy White.

Anonymous said...

8:05's identity is probably a york/spergeon or related to !!

Heard they are planning on bailing him out???

Anonymous said...

They wouldn't have the money to bail him out who would?

Anonymous said...

you people are so boring! I agree with 8:05. Time to move on...you know life goes on, so let's do the same. Surey there's more to discuss than going round and round and round the same old tree! Enough is enough

Anonymous said...

1:02 "Surey" , obviously your a mental giant. Do you think Sgt. White's family is ready to get over it. Do you think his 5 year old daughter is ready to move on and forget about "Daddy." You make me sick. I would wish the same fate upon you, but I am not a low life pond scum like yourself.

Anonymous said...

12:48, 10% is 100,000.00. That's nothing today.

I hope he gets a good lawyer.

Anonymous said...

hey 1:16. So I left out a letter. So do all you idiots who type here. I have a master's level degree. And no, the family won't get over it, but you know, I'm not his family. Are you? Now, again, the rest of us need to get on with it. People live and people die. That's life. Perhaps if you had one, you wouldn't spend so much time crying over those of others.

Anonymous said...

1:16 we all loose people in our lives. To act like this fatality is any different than any other is a stab in the back to every other person in this world who has lost a child, mother, father, sister, brother, etc.

Anonymous said...

You read it here first, folks. The police against civilians! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Amen, 2:24: everyone loses loved ones. A cop's death is no more tragic to his family than ours is to our families. You need to let this go and stop acting like this is the worst crisis in history. Everyone dies and everyone loses people. Sad but true, so quit acting so rude, 1:16. Your remark above was very uncalled for and showed your ignorance, not that of 2:18.

Anonymous said...

1:16 and you wonder why more and more people have lost respect for police officers. Considering anyone outside of the police as pond scum and wishing nothing but death to them could be the answer. Grow up

Anonymous said...

100,000 is quite alot to most of the people in Wise County especially right now. And I don't think we will have to worry about him getting out anytime soon. Which that was the point I was trying to make. It looks like there may be even a concern for his safety

Anonymous said...

Thats what bail bondsman are for

Anonymous said...

Ultimately everyone will be held accountable to the highest power when it is time for his or her judgment. Let us not judge you for your feelings, but think about how you will have to explain yourself or your selfishness? For those people who find this boring, perhaps you might find an exiting book or magazine to read or maybe a twitter blog to follow. Maybe this will help you and you won't be bored with this Wise County tragedy. Yes everyone loses loved ones but when someone willing to lay down his own life so that others may not perish, one might be a little more compassionate in his or her response. Just think of how many people could be burying their children had the suburban running from police made it into either of the school zones within the mile of the wreckage, or the school buses full of kids that travel that direction to make it safely to their homes out in the county! I think it only right for people to be allowed to express their deepest sympathy for as long as they feel it necessary. Just for the record no one forced you to click the comments link and indeed you are entitled to your opinion but a very well known Disney Movie quote goes "If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say nothing at all!" Just in case you don't recognize the quote it came from the movie “Bambi” that’s what Thumper said! “Love Thy Neighbor!” how about, “ Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” I will pray for you all! God Bless everyone who has ever lost someone close to you!

Anonymous said...

Like it has been said before, You tards go through the Police Academy and come walk a day in a Police Officer's shoes and you might understand. That is just it, you can't because you couldn't. So go make your meth and continue to be a retarded moron who has always disliked Police Officers! Thanks for all who have oontinued to show their support during this trying time for the local Law Enforcement community.

Anonymous said...

The man who is responsible for Sgt Randy White's death is being charged with CAPITAL MURDER. White was MURDERED while he was protecting other's from this person's actions. It is a HORRIBLE TRAGEDY the way that Sgt White died AND is just completely inhumane!!! You should all be thankful that it was not you or a memeber of your family that was killed. I am just very thankful that his wife is a Christian and will be able to forgive all you for your snide comments. We are not the one's that are to judge. God will judge everyone when our day of death arrives. Maybe you should all just be thankful for what you have and tell your family that you love them. If you don't like reading about the honor that Sgt White received (and so very much deserved)then stop coming onto the blog. If you think that it is no different then you loosing a family then maybe you should stop and think before you start typing very disrecptful things about Sgt White's death. You would want people to treat your family with respect if the roles were reversed. I am going to close by saying that I will continue to pray for Sgt White's wonderful family both in and out of Law Enforcement. I will also say a very special prayer for those that do not think that he deserved such great honor. I will ask God to touch each of you and forgive you all of your heartless actions and words.

Anonymous said...

Amen 7:50 - well said!

Anonymous said...

WHY was there even a bail amount set for this man? Why wasn't it a "no bail" situation? I can't think of anything more offensive than capital murder, yet they SET BAIL???? Can anyone explain why?

Anonymous said...

I posted 3 comments over the last four days and you have yet to publish and approve any. WTF is your problem Barry Green?

Anonymous said...

6:11

The 8th Amendment:

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed,......

Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed,

The courts can not assign the accused an excessive amount for bail. If they could, then a judge might look at someone and decide they look guilty and make the bail 10 million dollars.

Bail is a sum of money or property given to the court as a promise that the accused will return for their trial. If the accused fails to show up for their trial, they lose their bail.

Bail is assigned on the type of crime committed and the likelihood that the accused will return for their trial. The greater the seriousness of the crime, the higher the bail.

Bail allows time for the accused to prepare for their defense, which is hard to do while in jail.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, 9:31, but bail CAN be denied. That is exactly what should have happened here. That man is a threat to society and should not be allowed, at any cost, back on the streets.