Abramowitz has since been promoted to captain. Hanlin is back on the streets as a narcotics officer – something he did think thoroughly about.
“I had a talk with my wife and kids, you know, and I thought about getting out and at least doing something else,” Hamlin said. “And you know, to me, the biggest thing was what I put them through. You know, not necessarily what I went through, but you know, you picture them at home and getting the news that Jennifer got, and you don’t want them to have to do that.”
But Hanlin says to quit now would be an injustice to White. White’s partners from the narcotics unit are with the White family for Police Week in Washington. They're going to a series of events honoring America's fallen law enforcement officers wearing matching shirts that say “Team Regular Guy.”
The central event of the week -- the 32nd Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service -- will be held at the west front of the U.S. Capitol at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The service will be carried live on News4Jax.com.