Letters from President

To All Of The Official White House Boys,
                                           I would like to first wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!
  As you know there is an investigation ongoing at the sister school of Marianna which is the Okeechobee School for Boys. I have been in contact with Capt. Rhoden during the investigation which is now going into 6 months now.
                    I do know that at least 6 boys died there in the 60"s and I can only say that some are very suspicious in nature as far as I am concerned. I have been told that this investigation will be completed some time in Jan. I was told.
                         It seems very strange to me that all of a sudden records are being found that were not available to us for several years and many were told that there were not any ledgers or records of many of you but all of a sudden ledgers and records have been found by the Sheriffs Dept. I hope to find out where and who and why this happened!!!
                                    I would like to also tell you that I know no more than you do about what is going on as far as legal matters at this time!!! I have heard nothing more than you have in this matter. I will say this to you loud and clear. We have proved beyond any doubt that we were mistreated in the worst way possible for any child to endure by the State Of Florida.
                      I will keep on doing the best I can with other of us to not be forgotten!! I also would like to report that I was informed that the empty casket that was discovered is being investigated as I write, but they refused to say who is doing this investigation. I also plan to ask for a meeting with the State Attorneys Office in Okeechobee as soon as the investigation is over and will ask that at least one the men who were at Okeechobee to attend with me!!!
                                      Please allow your legal team to do the best they can for you and try to understand that they are trying to do the best for you that is possible. Yes, it has been a long time now but no one has a magic wand!!!

                                                                                      Jerry Cooper Pres. "Official White House Boys"

Concerning the Okeechobee Sheriff's Office investigation
into the child deaths of several children attending Okeechobee School for Boys in the 1960s, Attorney General Bondi continues to support local law enforcement in their efforts. Rest assured Attorney General Bondi is fully committed to doing everything within her power to support investigative efforts to help resolve unanswered questions and bring closure to the victims, survivors and families who lost loved ones.


Beverly Bailey
Office of Citizen Services
Florida Attorney General's Office
PL-01, The Capitol
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-1050
Telephone: (850) 414-3990
Toll-free within Florida: (866) 966-7226

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