A scholarship in honor of former Gwinnett County Police Chief Carl White has been set up at . The Lawrenceville school made the announcement Friday. The Carl D. White, Sr. Scholarship Fund will help students who are dependent children of full-time employees of the , the , or Gwinnett County Public Schools resource officers pay for tuition at the four-year school.
White's widow Jaclyn endowed the memorial scholarship at GGC.
“My husband worked in law enforcement in Gwinnett County for 30 years. He loved his work, but on or off the job, he was always concerned about helping other people,” White said in a release. “He'd go out of his way to assist a neighbor, or even a stranger, and never expect anything back. I thought establishing this scholarship in his name would be a great way to combine his career in law enforcement with his dedication to helping other people.”
Carl White lost his life in December 2010 to pancreatic cancer. Originally from Fitzgerald, GA, White began working for the Gwinnett County Police Department in 1972. He was appointed Chief of GCPD in 1994. He resigned from that position in 1998.