Film Documents 1st Prince William Police Officer Killed in Line of Duty
PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY, Va. — A new documentary film features the story of the first Prince William County police officer killed in the line of duty.
Officer Paul T. “Pete” White was killed while responding to a crash in the Haymarket area on Oct. 27, 1973. White’s police cruiser hit a ditch, flipped over, and caught fire. He was taken to a hospital where he later died.
The police department today posted the new documentary film produced by employees of the county’s 911 communications center. The film is an effort to “preserve Officer White’s story of service and sacrifice.”
Last October, 40 years after White’s death, Chief Stephan Hudson gathered with White’s widow, Christy, and members of the department, at the Western District Police Station outside Manassas named for the fallen officer.
Prince William police’s most recent line of duty death occurred on Dec. 31, 2012, when Officer Chris Yung was struck and killed while riding his motorcycle while responding to a crash in the Bristow area.