Vicky White’s household buried the previous jail boss Saturday as a substitute of celebrating her sixth award as Lauderdale County’s Corrections Worker of the 12 months.
White, 56, the assistant commander of operations on the Lauderdale County Jail, walked out of the north Alabama lockup with capital homicide suspect Casey White on April 29, claiming she was taking him to courtroom, earlier than hitting the highway in a automotive authorities say she purchased for the escape.
The nation was riveted by the 11-day manhunt, earlier than an Indiana automotive wash supervisor known as police about an deserted Ford F-150 truck they stole after Vicky White’s Ford Echo broke down in Tennessee. Casey White was recaptured, however Vicky White shot herself as cops closed in. The 2 weren’t associated.
The graveside service for Vicky White was held in Heart Hill Cemetery, about 25 miles away from the jail the place she labored.
Her obituary stated solely that she died on Could 9 and labored on the jail.
She is survived by her dad and mom, two brothers, a nephew and several other aunts and uncles. A handful of feedback to the obituary expressed condolences to the household. “Praying for Vicky’s household and mates in the present day,” one put up stated. “Cherish your stunning reminiscences, which is able to by no means cross away.”
Associates and colleagues are nonetheless puzzled over what occur to the mannequin worker, who apparently fell in love with a person serving 75 years for a terrifying rampage the place he tried to homicide his ex-girlfriend, shot one other lady and held a number of different individuals at gunpoint. Casey White, no relation to Vicky, was awaiting trial for the capital homicide of one other lady, Connie Ridgeway.
Authorities stated Vicky White gave the big Casey, who stands 6-foot-7 and weighs greater than 300 kilos, further meals and in any other case confirmed him favor earlier than the escape, Fox Information reported.
Casey White is now dealing with escape prices along with the costs associated to the 2015 slaying of Ridgeway. In the meantime, a good friend of Ridgeway’s has began a GoFundMe to lift reward cash for the automotive wash supervisor whose tip led cops to the fugitive couple.
Casey White’s mom, Connie Moore, stated the jailer additionally visited the inmate’s 12-year-old son and 2-year-old grandchild, and despatched them Christmas presents. Her son is now mourning the lady he cherished and regarded his spouse, she claimed. “He was calling her his spouse even when he was in jail. I simply form of went together with it. I didn’t say, ‘You shouldn’t,’ or no matter. It made him comfortable.”
“Vicky was actually, actually good to him — simply being there for him, speaking with him. They’d an actual factor,” she stated.