Visitation is underway for one of the two Brookhaven officers killed in the line of duty over the weekend. WJTV 12’s Katey Roh was outside Easthaven Baptist Church where people filled the parking lot to attend to say goodbye to Officer James White.
It’s not just family members of people that knew Officer White stopping to pay their respects, it’s people from all over the country, Police Departments from New York and other states started arriving Tuesday evening.
White not only served as a police officer, but he also served his county in the Army National Guard.
His life was cut short when he and Officer Zach Moak answered a call and were shot Saturday morning.
Governor Phil Bryant ordered the flags flown at half-staff. And people are looking for any way they can help out the families of the two officers. You can purchase one of the t-shirts seen on your screen. To order one visit our website. Visitation continued until 9. The funeral will begin Wednesday at 11 am. There will be a procession for White, it will start at Easthaven Baptist Church, go up Highway 51, past the Brookhaven Police Department and through downtown before ending at Holly Springs Baptist Church.
Corporal Zach Moak’s funeral is Thursday morning. His procession will follow a similar route before heading back south to Wellman Baptist Church where he will be laid to rest.