Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Walter Thomas Barclay, Jr.

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Walter Thomas Barclay, Jr.

Rest well my brother. You will be alive again in the kingdom of Heaven. Watch over your family for always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

August 19, 2017

Thinking of you and your loved ones today. Continue to watch over them and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2014

Walt and I had gone through the Police Academy and the Girard College detail before going to our respective districts. Where he was gunned shortly after.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Patrolman Anthony (Tony) Cavicchia
Philadelphia Police Department

September 2, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

March 18, 2013

Rest in peace and may god bless you. thinking of you today after reading in the Philadelphia newspaper about the scumbag who shot you many years ago


March 2, 2012

I am the surviving mother of an "accidental" line-of-duty loss of a police officer. Along w/our son's 6 children + extended family, co-workers & friends THIS PAIN NEVER GOES AWAY! Neither should the shooters pain of consequences. Officer Barclay's murderer has enjoyed more than 1/2 a century longer life than his victim who was shot @ age 23 yrs! Officer Barclay's quality of life was altered forever by this shooter, who CHOSE HIS OWN destiny,as well. Having already forgotten the shooters name I extend welcome to th pain of survival. Officer Barclay's sacrifice will always be remembered.Rest in Peace!

Survivor Mom 2003
Concerns of Police Survivors member

February 8, 2012

My husband was nearly killed in 1979. The story about Officer Barclay, was very touching. I am glad a picture was posted, not just another name. The pain you keep for so many years is heartbreaking. May you be restored for eternity. With deep Affection, Captain and Mrs. William Harrison

Captain William R. Harrison
Lakeland Police Dept. (retired)

February 8, 2012

Officer Barclay:

We were in the same Academy Class starting on 04/26/1965. I did not know you in the class, but I remember very well when you were injured. You served the Philadelphia Police Department with bravery and I want you to know you are not forgotten by this "old retired cop" and never will be by all others who put on the badge. Rest in peace Officer Barclay.

Lieutenant (Retired) Mort Spizer
Philadelphia Police Department

March 31, 2011

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones on this day. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2010

Walt, You did not fail at all for what you did as an Officer, You did your job and you did it well. You were my Dad's Partner and his Brother on the Force, We all cried when we heard of your passing and we will never forget you..Thanks for working beside my dad and keeping him alive and safe to see Grandkids....

Steve Helvitson Sr
Son Of Retired P/O Gil Helvitson

September 2, 2009

A true hero is NEVER forgotten, Rest in peace sir.

"Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they will be named the sons of God" Matthew 5:9

Deputy and Firefighter
Glades County, FL

August 19, 2009

You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2009

To Policeman WAlter T. Barclay Jr, his family and his fellow officers with the Philadelphia Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Policeman Barclay’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Policeman Barclay and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

August 19, 2009

St. Michael's sword darts through the air
and touches the aureole on his hair
As he sees them stand saluting there,
His stalwart sons:
And Patrick, Brigid, Columkill
Rejoice that in veins of warriors still
The Gael's blood runs.
And up to Heaven's doorway floats,
From the wood called Rouge Bouquet,
A delicate cloud of bugle notes
That softly say:
Comrades true, born anew, peace to you!
Your souls shall be where the heroes are
And your memory shine like the morning-star.
Brave and dear,
Shield us here.


April 18, 2009

Officer Barclay Jr., GOD BLESS YOU and YOUR FAMILY! R.I.P. Thank You for being one of Philly's Finest in BLUE! May the EAGLE fly with YOU while YOU are 10-8 in Heaven on Patrol.

Detention Deputy G. Carew
Seminole Co. Sheriff's Office, FL

January 16, 2009

For more than four decades, not only did you battle with physical pain, you also felt the often debilitating pain of being forgotten.

“We take care of our own” couldn’t be further from the truth, in your case. And, it is absolutely sickening to know that your death opened more eyes than your life.

We failed you miserably and should be ashamed of ourselves.

Your family has been embraced and provided for the same way that you should have been throughout all of those torturous years.

Despite what you may have believed, Officer Barclay, you were not a failure.

Sadly, things didn’t change in time for you. But, rest assured, many things have already begun to change because of you.

That, my Brother, is the most precious gift anyone could give the men and women of the Philadelphia Police Department.


December 21, 2008

Officer Barclay,
On today, the 1st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Philadelphia. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



August 19, 2008

Rest in Peace Officer Barclay. I hope the scum that shot you dies a horrible death in jail. You will be missed but never forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

August 19, 2008

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones today. Keep watch over them and those still out on patrol. You have not been forgotten as you are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

August 19, 2008

Never Forgotten.

P/O #7426

May 4, 2008

The long arm of the law is slow but sure.


January 15, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Policeman Barclay. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Walter, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Walter's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Walter's life was about so much more than the way he died. Walter will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Policeman Barclay, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

Officer Barclay, You suffered Greatly.So much was taken away from you. You wanted the best,and had it all taken away by a coward."All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed.
You are safely home in heaven,
AT LAST!..."
May God Bless You and your family. My condolences.

Native Philadelphian

November 10, 2007

When the sunshine of God's love meets the showers of our sorrow, the rainbow of promis appears.

Lyndell Taylor Father of Morris Taylor EOW 9/14/02

Lyndell Taylor
Sheriffs' Association of Texas

November 2, 2007

Thank you for your service, rest in peace

Michael Hopkins
nephew of PO Rich Lendell EOW 1/14/83

October 11, 2007

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