Jefferson said White's widow, Jennifer, showed strength.

"The wife, when she walked in, she squared her shoulders, she walked firm and tall with her two children, one in her arms and one flanking her," Jefferson said. "She walked firm and tall, and she sat through the service listening to all of the great things the men and women had to say about her husband."

Thousands waited in line for up to two hours Sunday afternoon for a viewing for White.

"It's got to be exhausting for the family to stand there, speak to every person, shake every person's hand. But they're doing that," Beseler said.

The governor ordered flags lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday at the Clay County Sheriff's Office, the Clay County Courthouse and Green Cove Springs City Hall.

"I kind of look at him now as a a saint. He's up there watching over all of us. Not a mean bone in his body. An amazing guy," said White's former partner, Sgt. Andy Scott.

Law enforcement from all around the state showed their support for White's family after losing one of their own in the line of duty.

"Because this is a brotherhood, this goes deep into the core of law enforcement, whether you're active or retired," Jefferson said.

"I think it's a very sad day, very emotional when people are risking their lives for us," Middleburg resident David Duckworth said. "We really don't think about it nearly as much until something like this happens."

Donations to assist the family are being accepted at the Clay County Sheriff's Office Humanitarian Fund at the Heritage Bank in Orange Park, account No. 1520387212.