BCSO Capt. White retires

From Staff Reports
Posted 10/1/17

A captain at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the end of decades-long law enforcement career during a reception held last week.

In a video shared online by the sheriff’s …

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BCSO Capt. White retires


A captain at the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office celebrated the end of decades-long law enforcement career during a reception held last week.

In a video shared online by the sheriff’s office, Patrol Capt. Wayne White said goodbye to his fellow deputies. White was also presented a retirement plaque and his service weapon by Sheriff Eric Watson during a reception held in his honor.

After spending over two decades in law-enforcement, White was still an active and visible member of the Sheriff’s Office through his participation in various community events.

White’s law-enforcement career began with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office in 1992 as a patrol deputy, after serving as a reserve with Cleveland Police Department and later with the sheriff’s office. For six years White served as a patrol sergeant, and held additional supervisory roles such as patrol lieutenant and patrol senior lieutenant.

In 2016, Sheriff Watson selected White as patrol captain that incorporates various operations such as four patrol shifts, School Resource Officer Unit, Marine Unit, Motorcycle Unit, Public Safety Unit, and Honor Guard.

During his tenure in the Patrol Division, White served in the Mounted Patrol Unit with his horse, “Feature,” for three years.

When graduating from Lee University with a bachelor’s degree in Christian education which incorporates a double minor in psychology and counseling and biblical studies, White successfully completed Cleveland State’s Law Enforcement Academy and additional specialized trainings to include;

• Crime Scene Investigations

• Chemical Weapons Familiarization

• Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement

• Domestic Violence and Field Investigations

• Defensive Tactics

• Latent Print Development Techniques

• Survival Spanish for Uniform Interdiction

• Traffic Scene Investigation

• T.B.I. Latent Finger Print Development

• Police Traffic Radar / Laser Speed Measurement

• Implementing & Managing Community Oriented Policing

White is an active member of Mount Olive Church of God, where he serves as an elder councilman and has been licensed as an ordained bishop within the Church of God denomination.

“Patrol Capt. Wayne White has spent 25 years of his life as a public servant in this community and is well respected among his colleagues,” Watson said. “There is not an individual who has been a more valuable asset to this agency, and always represented the sheriff’s office in a more ethical, professional, and honorable manner.”

Family is one of the most important aspects in White’s life. His family includes wife, Kathy White, and their two married children and four grandchildren.

White’s son, Detective Kevin White, is assigned to Bradley County Sheriff Office’s Criminal Investigations Division as a person crime’s detective.


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