GREEN COVE SPRINGS, Fla. -- The Clay County Sheriff's Office lowered its flags to honor the memory of Detective David White Sunday. White was killed in the line of duty two years ago today.
Flags in front of the Clay County Jail flew at half-staff in remembrance of White who was shot and killed while investigating a home, and possible meth lab, in Middleburg in 2012.
White, 35, was a nine-year CCSO veteran at the time of his death and left behind a wife and two young children. Detective Matt Hanlin was also shot in the arm during the incident. The suspect who fired at the officers was shot and killed as he tried to exit the home.
The Clay County Sheriff's Office arranged for a memorial star floral arrangement to be displayed at White's grave site this weekend.
In addition, members CCSO Honor Guard, of which White was a member, volunteered to stand watch at the grave site from 2-4 p.m. Sunday. White is buried at Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery in Green Cove Springs.
Last February, The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced four arrests in connection with the shooting death of White.
"It goes without saying that Detective David White and his dear family remain in our thoughts and prayers always. We remember him not only on the anniversary of his death but also daily as we go about our duties here at the CCSO," Mary Justino, CCSO ?Public Information Coordinator, wrote in a statement.
The CCSO also paid tribute to White on its Facebook Page: "On this, the second anniversary of the death of CCSO Det. David White, we pause to remember him and the whole White family."
The David White Foundation was set up in his honor after his death to help "continue his legacy through support of law enforcement & their families."