Tyrone White — father of former Badgers star James White — left a rich legacy


When Giovani Bernard’s family moved from Fort Lauderdale to Boynton Beach, he asked Tyrone and Lisa White about living with them and their son, James, to avoid an unbearable commute his final two years to St. Thomas Aquinas High.

“We’d love to have you,” Tyrone White said.

When Dave Billitier assembled an FBI task force to catch violent fugitives in South Florida, he called Miami-Dade police Capt. Tyrone White for help in procuring local law-enforcement talent.

“He gave me his two top guys,” Billitier said.

Maybe this helps tell who was lost Sunday. Maybe it starts to explain why so many are in such pain over the death of Tyrone White, 59. Maybe it shows a glimpse of the father, the friend and the law-enforcement leader who died in a Broward crash that also has his wife Lisa in critical condition.

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