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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

 

I remember meeting you for the first time back in 1997, when I worked at the Payroll Office at the MPD headquarters because I handled payroll matters for the district you were assigned to. What stood out most about you was your sense of humor, which I experienced more of when we worked together at the Academy. I was shocked and saddened to learn how you died, and have never forgotten you although 10 years have passed since that terrible day. R.I.P., Sgt. Rife. R.I.P., and I know you look out for your family from your home Above.

Anne F. Roberts, Civilian Timekeeper
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
June 28, 2014

I remember meeting you for the first time back in 1997, when I worked at the Payroll Office at the MPD headquarters because I handled payroll matters for the district you were assigned to. What stood out most about you was your sense of humor, which I experienced more of when we worked together at the Academy. I was shocked and saddened to learn how you died, and have never forgotten you although 10 years have passed since that terrible day. R.I.P., Sgt. Rife. R.I.P., and I know you look out for your family from your home Above.

Anne F. Roberts, Civilian Timekeeper
Metropolitan Police Department, DC
June 28, 2014

It seems like yestersday since you left us Cliff. I also remember every detail of that day. It was a terrible day for the unit, MPD and your family. I think about you often and that day. Take care buddy..

Captain Robert Halbleib
Friend
June 3, 2014

Ten year later, you still live on through those that proudly served with you. You and your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Thank You.

Recruit Officer Y. Babich
Metropolitan Police Department MPA Class 2014-2
June 3, 2014

Ten years! It has been a long time and I still remember every detail of the day you were killed. I wish I could have done more for you and your love ones. Be safe to everyone else that carries a gun and wears a badge. Folts

Detective Jeff Folts
MPD Coworker and friend
June 2, 2014

You have been loved and missed everyday for the last 10 years and I will never forget you my friend!!

Ofc. Curtis Reed II
MPD
June 2, 2014

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

 
 

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