src=”https://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/files/2015/02/White-Rose.jpg” width=”250″ height=”187″ class=”mt-image-left” style=”float: left; margin: 0 20px 20px 0;” />Clay County Detective, David White, funeral is schedule for Monday morning at First Baptist Church of Middleburg at 10 a.m. What surprised some is the amount of people who came to pay their respects to the family and the fallen detective on Sunday at the viewing. Thousands of people waited hours to offer their condolences to the White family. Furthermore, the fallen detective’s partner, Matt Hanlin, is supposed to be released from the hospital in time to attend his partner’s funeral.
Detective White lost his life when his partner and himself attempted to raid a suspected meth lab in Middleburg. According to the reports, the two detectives went to the front door of the home for a “knock and talk.” While talking to the suspect, he slammed the door and proceeded to fire shots through the door at the detectives. One shot took the life of Detective White and another shot wounded his partner, Detective Hanlin. As other officers arrived on the scene, the suspect was shot and killed while attempting to flee.
This was a tragic altercation that will not be forgotten. As a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer my thoughts and condolences goes out to the family of these Detectives. Detective White was a good and honest man and will be missed by his friends, family, and his brothers in arms, Clay County Sheriff’s Office.