Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Brent William Clearman

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Sunday, August 6, 2006

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Reflections for Officer Brent William Clearman

Brent, I cannot tell you how much I still miss you. You are forever in my heart. I think so much about all the events of your growing up years and what a wonderful man you turned out to be. All these years have gone by without you. So sad!

Caroline Clearman
Mother

June 18, 2017

Semper Fi

CPL Matt Badon

April 24, 2017

Semper Fi

CPL Matt Badon

April 22, 2017

You are missed so much. My heart aches as another birthday passed and you are forever 33. Hard to believe ten years has gone by since I had to say goodbye to you. Feels like yesterday. I'm so grateful I got to be by your side during your final moments. I carry all the beautiful moments we shared with me every day.

I was able to spend this 10 year anniversary with your old sniper team and it did my heart good to hear all the stories. To know and learn that you are the man I knew you to be, and it wasn't just my biased opinion. You truly pushed and lifted people up to be their best.

Among the many things I miss, I'm missing the days when we'd just get into your truck or my Jeep and take the dogs and get lost in the woods for days. I wish I could do that with you today.

Thank you for spending the rest of your life with me! You made me a better person than I ever could have been without you. I will love you forever!

Cathy Jo
Your Wife

February 2, 2017

Herbie,
Can't believe that it has been ten years since I heard the sad news of your untimely passing. I cannot count the times that I have thought about you over the years. Your Corps values of honor, courage and commitment were unwavering. I will never forget our times on Rocket Mountain or our ski trip from Kirkwood to Bridgeport. Many great stories and many great laughs. I know you are guarding the streets of heaven.

Rest in Peace Mate...

MGySgt Red Muratori
MCMWTC USMC

August 6, 2016

Rest in Peace. There is a better place where hero's are welcomed.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (Ret.)

August 6, 2016

You are always in our hearts and minds, reminiscing about good times you will never be forgatten

Msgt Febles
USMC

May 17, 2016

You would have been 43 this month. Hard to believe that it is almost 10 years now. I still miss you so very much and I still love you. Mom

Caroline Clearman
Mother of CHP Officer Brent Clearman

January 31, 2016

As I was cleaning my old desk area I took down the copy of the Memorial Page I printed out years ago when I found out Brent had passed. It brought back memories of a great week of training. Brent left a lasting impression on myself. A true patriotic American. Thank you for your service.

Dennis Bergansky
Bedford PD

January 20, 2016

Missing you so much at this holiday time, and it's almost your birthday. Love you still.

Caroline Clearman
Mother of CHP Officer Brent Clearman

December 27, 2015

"When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.”

Euripides

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

September 24, 2015

I climbed again for you this year. It was a difficult climb but such is life here without you. Any pain I felt during or feel now after the climb will heal, unlike the scars on my heart from losing you. I miss you, I miss the dreams we had... I re read your letters and wonder how many of those dreams we could have accomplished in these last 9years... I think many. I'm so grateful for how you really showed me how strong I am, and for believing in me. The inspiration and encouragement to conquer anything that stood in my way, that you gave to me will be with me forever. I will always cherish the love you gave me. You are forever in my heart, and will always be loved!

Cathy Clearman
Wife

August 8, 2015

Nine years...it still seems like yesterday. Miss you so much and still love you, my only son. Mom

Caroline Clearman
Mother of CHP Officer Brent Clearman

August 6, 2015

Brent, I was just up at the Academy. Even went to the gas station where we talked before heading over for pick up day. I glanced over at the running path closed my eyes and heard your cadence in my head. I would say rest easy, but I know you're probably working on some elaborate course of fire as I type this. You are missed!

Semper Fidelis,

Ray Piedra #17891
CHP / USMC

May 26, 2015

I stopped by today to check on the place we laid you to rest. Left the usual... Your fav's... It was a gorgeous day... I could see both Mt. Hood and Mount St. Helen.... Remembering and being grateful that we got to explore both of those together. Thank you for teaching me to climb... For teaching me to keep going, one foot in front of the other... And thank you for carrying me on your back when I hurt myself. You taught me to never give up and never give in... Keep reaching for the summit and keeping my eye on the target. I know you are always with me and you forever will remain in my heart.

Cathy Jo
Wife

April 17, 2015

Happy Birthday, Brent. Still missing you so very much. Mom

Caroline Clearman
Mother

January 29, 2015

You are never far from my thoughts as I find myself missing what was and what could've been... Missing the lost dreams... But most importantly;
I'm so grateful for the love, the joy and life we shared. I'm even grateful for the trials and hard times we went through because it showed me that we could get through it all. Thank you for helping me become the strong woman I am... And for teaching me to push through during the tough times and to prepare for unknown tough times ahead.... Thank you for loving me completely and teaching me how to love in return.... You are always in my heart and forever pushing me up these difficult climbs in life!

Cathy
Wife

November 26, 2014

Still missing you, dear brother.

Tara Clearman
Sister

August 7, 2014

Rest in peace Brent.

Sgt. John Brumbaugh
USMC 8541

December 9, 2013

It has taken me awhile to get the courage to write something but know that, almost everyday I speak and think of you. I tell my Marines all about you....your work ethic, drive for excellence, loyalty and one of the best men I have had the pleasure of knowing. You have instilled so much in me and I regret everyday for taking advantage of the time I had with you. I miss you

1stSgt Freeland
1st Bn 7th Marines

April 17, 2013

SSGT,
We lost Chief Kyle, much like you it was unexpected and far too soon. SSGT, you are not forgotten.

Semper Fi Brother.

Andrew (Cpl-USMC, PTL- LEO)

February 3, 2013

Thinking of you today and feeling sad when I read some of the reflections left by your wife but also thank her for sharing her love for you and her memories. She has become a dear friend of my daughtei-in-law JoAnn as they both have traveled the same journey.

You are remembered today. Semper Fi.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 1, 2013

Brent, I’m thinking of you today. Your life, so remarkable, continues to inspire the virtues of bravery, goodness over evil, duty, and patriotism which you exemplify. God blessed my life by providing the privilege to know you and serve with you.

God bless you and your family.
Semper Fidelis!
Jim

James Leonard, CHP Retired
California Highway Patrol

January 29, 2013

Cathy, I never knew you, but I worked with Brent in the USMC- 1/5 SSP (STA Platoon). God bless your heart as your previous post meant a lot to me. Stay strong, and RIP my brother Officer Clearman.

Officer Somervill
CHP

December 31, 2012

It has been 6 years since I last heard your voice and felt your touch... it's been difficult continuing without you. Lord knows I didn't want to. But the people who have known you best have all gathered close around me and kept me going. I've been climbing this mountain of life with them pushing me up the steep hill ever since. I love you and always will for all that you have given me... not just an amazing many years full of love and adventure, but a lifetime of memories and skills of survival. Maybe you somehow knew I would someday have to continue this life without you because you taught me how to survive the worst and meager situations. Your strength and will to survive, you have given to me through the people who you called "friend". They are the constant reminder that you would never want me to give up... You would want me to continue this climb no matter how difficult it became or how painful it may be.

Your legacy still lives on as we make a climb every year for you on the day you were taken from us. In your honor and spirit we reach the summits.

Six years later so much has changed. The fire you always saw in me has found a way to flourish... Your memory and spirit of adventure lives on. I promise to continue to live the life you wanted for us both... Your ripple in this life will continue and not fade as long as I live!

Cathy
Wife

August 7, 2012

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