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Sergeant Clifton Rife, II | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Sergeant

Clifton Rife, II

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 2, 2004
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Reflections for Sergeant Clifton Rife, II

 

Cliff, your Father "Duke" has joined you in God's loving arms. Just know that we will continue to be their for the rest of your family and we continue to keep you, your family, and coworkers in our thoughts and prayers.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Assistance/Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.
January 27, 2014

Your in my prayer..keep my beer cold!,

dwayne johnson
MPDC
October 8, 2013

Miss you

Kristine Rife
June 2, 2013

We still miss you and think about you Cliff. I'm sure you're keeping everyone laughing in heaven.

Mario Patrizio
MPD
June 2, 2013

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Policeman
Brother in Blue, Phoenix Police
February 27, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO
November 24, 2012

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 8th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 15, 2012

Still trying to be safe. Less than 2 years to go. Miss you.

Detective Jeff Folts
MPD
June 4, 2012

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Rife. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 5, 2012

I remember your Smile first ...Then.... "That Loud infectious LAUGH"...... In the locker room as we made our way.. to the Rear parking lot of 7D when we were the Anacostia Sheriff Department on Midnight's ......".Only the old timers remember that name "and we had T-shirt"s made because that"s who we were .......GREAT COP....GREAT FRIEND.......GREAT...MAN .....MISS YOU!

Greg Stewart Investigator (Ret.)
MPD
December 15, 2011

Miss you. Still looking to you as my lighthouse.

Detective Jeff Folts
DC Police
June 4, 2011

Every time I think of you, how you died, how young you were, it brings a tear to my eye and a smile to my heart. You had such a great sense of humor and died such a senseless death.

I will always remember you as my friend, my colleague and as a fellow police officer dedicated to doing the best job you could and succeeding.

Ret. Detective Joseph Haggerty Sr.
MPD - Police Academy
June 2, 2011

Miss you Cliff, may the Lord be with you

Detective Emmitt Queen
Metropolitan Police Department
June 2, 2011

This is the first year your parents couldn't travel down to be with us to go to the cemetery.

Love you...miss you.

"For every single memory
Has become a part of me
You will always be my love"

Kristine Rife
Widow of Sgt. Rife
June 2, 2011

Love and miss you bro! Everyone who ever got somewhere had someone to help them along. You helped me when you pulled me over to Prostitution with you from teaching at the Academy. You were a great friend and mentor and you will always be missed.

Detective Thomas Smith
Metropolitan Police Department
May 23, 2011

I wish you were still here. Miss you.

Detective Jeff Folts
MPD
June 2, 2010

I will never forget the times we spent together at NSID Seems just like yesterday we went to the Ravens game with Carter. Rest in Peace Sarge I miss you and see you when I get there.

Officer Jimmy Greene
MPDC/ K9
January 11, 2010

Hey, Rife! It's hard to believe it's been 5 years, but I still have a clear picture of you in my mind and I think about you whenever I see the kids and their mom.

One of my favorite memories of you was our Kung Fu moment, when you did a kick and I foolishly blocked it with my wrist. Yes, it hurt, but it still makes me laugh.

You had such a unique, funny, and witty way of looking at the world. I miss that, and I miss you. Please take care of Pookie and know you will Never be forgotten. You're my hero.

Love ya.
Cat

Cat Rodriques
Sister (not in blood but in fondness)
September 4, 2009

I just wanted to let your family and friends know that there are many out there who know the pain that you feel today. My brother Roger was killed 4 years ago today on June 2nd. You are in the thoughts and prayers of many folks who care. I pray that God will bless you with many precious happy memories to help fill your heart "especially today".

Judy Coleman
Sister of Roger Lynch
June 3, 2009

Hello Brother,
Five years is a long time. I'll never forget. Folts.

Detective Jeff Folts
Metropolitan Police Department.
June 2, 2009

Merry Christmas Rife family!

Anonymous
December 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Old Man!!! Luv ya!

Love Remains the Same...Gavin Rossdale

A thousand times I’ve seen you standing
Gravity like lunar landing
You make me want to run till I find you

I shut the world away from here
Drift to you, you’re all I hear
Everything we know fades to black

Half the time the world is ending
Truth is I am done pretending

I never thought that I
Had any more to give
Pushing me so far
Here I am without you

Drink to all that we had lost
Mistakes we have made
Everything will change
But love remains the same

I find a place where we escape
Take you with me for a space
A city bus that sounds just like a fridge

I walk the street through seven bars
I had to find just where you are
The faces seem to blur, they’re all the same

Half the time the world is ending
Truth is I am done pretending

I never thought that I
Had any more to give
Pushing me so far
Here I am without you

Drink to all that we had lost
Mistakes we have made
Everything will change
But love remains the same

So much more to say
So much to be done
Don’t you trick me out
We shall overcome
Cause our love stays ablaze

But we should have had the sun
Could’ve been inside
Instead we’re over here

Half the time the world is ending
Truth is I am done pretending
Too much time, too long defending
You and I are done pretending

I never thought that I
Had any more to give
Pushing me so far
Here I am without you

Drink to all that we had lost
Mistakes we have made
Everything will change
Everything will change

I, oh I, I wish this could last forever
I, oh I, as if we could last forever

Love remains the same
Love remains the same

Kristine Rife
Wife of Clifton Rife II
July 31, 2008

Take care of Pookie. I know she missed you terribly and that the two of you are having a grand time now.

Paint It Black by the Rolling Stones

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

I see a line of cars and they're all painted black
With flowers and my love both never to come back
I see people turn their heads and quickly look away
Like a new born baby it just happens ev'ry day

I look inside myself and see my heart is black
I see my red door and it has been painted black
Maybe then I'll fade away and not have to face the facts
It's not easy facin' up when your whole world is black

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you

If I look hard enough into the settin' sun
My love will laugh with me before the mornin' comes

I see a red door and I want it painted black
No colors anymore I want them to turn black
I see the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
I have to turn my head until my darkness goes

Hmm, hmm, hmm,...

I wanna see it painted, painted black
Black as night, black as coal
I wanna see the sun blotted out from the sky
I wanna see it painted, painted, painted, painted black
Yeah!


Luv ya!!

Me

Kristine Rife
Widow of Clifton Rife II
July 1, 2008

Four years and I still miss you. Never forget!

DII Jeff Folts
June 2, 2008

Cliff,
I don't know how many times I was going to leave a reflection and have deleted it. You were sent to the Fairfax County Driving track to get training as you became Sgt. over the training section at your department. I was an academy recruit there. We were partnered up and we spent alot of time driving in circles for two weeks. I will never forget your encouragement and you saying "go faster, go faster". The instructors actually got on us saying it looks like you two are having to much fun in there. It's been almost 10 years since then and I still think about it.
God Bless you, and your family. Although I only spent only two weeks with you I considered you a friend.
We should all be jealous of you now, you are with Jesus....

MDS
Fairfax County Sheriff's Office
March 4, 2008

 
 

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