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Auxiliary Police Officer Milton S. Clarke | New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York

Auxiliary Police Officer

Milton S. Clarke

New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 1, 1993
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Reflections for Auxiliary Police Officer Milton S. Clarke

 

Officer Clarke, today marks the 22nd anniversary of your tragic murder. How sad that you left behind a loving family and so many friends. It's also sad that your own firearm (which you would not have had while on duty-also sad) jammed, it could have saved you.

Being an Auxiliary can be one of the most rewarding stations on law enforcement. You are helping people, protecting people and property and whereas it's part-time, it never becomes 'just a job'. The first two years of my now 37 years on the job I was privileged to be an Auxiliary in my hometown. I learned a lot not only from the regular cops, but my fellow Auxiliaries. Some of the finest people I've even known. We did it for a resume builder, to gain experience, to know the 'fun' of being a cop and to proudly wear a badge and gun (we were armed). The pride we all felt was amazing and we knew we were accomplishing something important. I know that is how you felt. How would I know this, having never met you? When you do something for no pay, no benefits and sadly too often no respect, it's obvious as hell.

God Bless you Officer Clarke and may God and you continue to watch over all those who knew and loved you best. May you also keep a good eye on all those Auxiliaries who continue to patrol and protect wherever they may be. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
December 1, 2015

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer Clarke and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
November 22, 2015

I remember this day. I was on duty and heard the call come over the radio...RIP

DL LT
November 9, 2015

R.I.P

SGT RC
NYPD,ret.
December 1, 2012

Milton-

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.
RIP

TPF/SCU
NYPD
February 20, 2012

You are remebered today for the ultimate sacrafice you gave so freely 18 years ago. Thank you sir for your service. May you continue to rest in peace and may GOD bless your soul.

LEO-189 N.C.
December 1, 2011

I ve been an apo OF THE 52 ND PCT SINCE 1998 AND HEARD nothing but good things about apo milton clarke and you will be missed by all of the 52nd pct auxiliarys and from auxiliarys word wide u was a hero and u will be remembered for all u done im proud to be an auxiliary officer and to wear the uniform and just wanted to thank u for being a true hero to this auxiliary program

APO JOHN BUNDRICK
NYC AUXILIARY POLICE OFFICER OF THE 52ND PCT
June 18, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 16th anniversary 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you.
Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
December 3, 2009

Ofc.Clarke I never had the chance or privledge of working with you.I started my law enforcement career in 1993. I was not working as hard as you in the NYPD, we had the same duties, some of the same dangers but nothing what you guys in the NYPD face patrolling the beat without a gun. You showed courage in your last day with us when your watch ended. You were selfless and giving of your self like all of us who have donned the uniform to make our communities a safer place and help the full time PO's out on patrol. We have a love of law enforcement so much that we give of ourselves for free and many hours of our personal time.

We don't get paid to wear the uniform and badge,receive no compensation at all when we walk away from the Auxiliary or Reserve Police Department. People do not understand how we do this with out a gun. Some say we are crazy, we are dedicated to serve the people that is why we do it. I am now a sworn officer in Mia Dade and it is a great feeling. But your sacrafice is not forgotten by your fellow Brother and Sister Aux/Reserve officers. Milton you left us but not forgotten, I am sure you are walking the beat in heaven making sure everything is ok. St. Michael watches over us but god called you back to the heavens. Your watch is over and we will take it from here. Rest In Peace! my brother, and thank you for your service to the people and the NYPD.
God Bless your family and friends who miss you.
Always your brother
Ofc.T.Dolin
MDCR

Ofc.T.Dolin
Miami Dade Corrections Dept/Former NCPDAux PO/Malverne Reserve PO
September 29, 2009

Ofc.Clarke I never had the chance or privledge of working with you.I started my law enforcement career in 1993. I was not working as hard as you in the NYPD, we had the same duties, some of the same dangers but nothing what you guys in the NYPD face patrolling the beat without a gun. You showed courage in your last day with us when your watch ended. You were selfless and giving of your self like all of us who have donned the uniform to make our communities a safer place and help the full time PO's out on patrol. We have a love of law enforcement so much that we give of ourselves for free and many hours of our personal time.

We don't get paid to wear the uniform and badge,receive no compensation at all when we walk away from the Auxiliary or Reserve Police Department. People do not understand how we do this with out a gun. Some say we are crazy, we are dedicated to serve the people that is why we do it. I am now a sworn officer in Mia Dade and it is a great feeling. But your sacrafice is not forgotten by your fellow Brother and Sister Aux/Reserve officers. Milton you left us but not forgotten, I am sure you are walking the beat in heaven making sure everything is ok. St. Michael watches over us but god called you back to the heavens. Your watch is over and we will take it from here. Rest In Peace! my brother, and thank you for your service to the people and the NYPD.
God Bless your family and friends who miss you.
Always your brother
Ofc.T.Dolin
MDCR

Ofc.T.Dolin
Miami Dade Corrections Dept/Former NCPDAux PO/Malverne Reserve PO
September 29, 2009

A new year, a new day. Gone but not forgotten.
Rest easy Brother.

CBPO
CBP
January 11, 2009

Milton S. Clarke
I don't know where to start I never met you at all but I did hear about you and what type of guy you was I was with the 52 pct. And when I was in class I meet this guy name D.Wong and he was talking about you and telling us what kind of guy you was and it was all good and when he told us how you pass that made me want to join more cause there are a lot of people that will not do what you did or been part of the brotherhood I want to thank you for opening up my eyes and to let you know there is always nice to know how AUX help people in different ways may you Rest and One Day I Will Met You In Person To Than Keep An Eye On Us.

From Your Brother's From The 52Pct & All The Auxiliary Around The World.

Ex Aux/Sgt 52 Pct
NYPD Auxiliary
May 16, 2008

I just discovered my father's family via the internet only this past week after near forty years. The first story I came upon was one of his death. I was sad and disappointed to know that he had been killed. May the Lord bless, guide and keep the family he was close to and ease all our hearts that thoughts of Him may bring joy to our hearts and smiles to our faces. Rest in peace. Amen.

Shane Clarke
Son
April 24, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, h
December 1, 2007

I can't imagine the pain that your family is going through and still to this day to be denied benefits. My prayers go out to your family, Rest in peace!


kira
November 23, 2007

No matter that you were a aux / reserve officer ..You wore a badge and lived your life as a Lawman and died as a Lawman.. Rest in Peace Brother.. God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.
November 2, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. MY SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND DEPARTMENT.

Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office (Va.)
April 2, 2007

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of god. Gone but not forgotten. 1/14/07

Detective Timothy O'Donnell
Passaic Police Dept.
January 14, 2007

I am one of the many nieces Milton had. I was only a child when this happened but remember it like it was yesterday. My uncle was a great man who lived to sacrifice and help others.

Our family continues to salute him daily and will always keep his memory alive.

Tisheema

Tisheema Jeffrey
Niece
November 10, 2006

As a former auxiliary cop, I salute you and your family. As a a police officer now I can tell you there is very little difference between auxiliaries and sworn police officers. A true cop is determined by actions not a mere title. You and your family earned it. Rest in peace, brother.

PO Raymond L Fuentes
NYS MTAPD
November 9, 2006

Officer Clarke, thank you for your service. Continue to watch over and protect your family and your family in blue.

To those that told his daughter he was "just and auxiliary police officer", you should be ashamed of yourselves. A police officer is a police officer, no matter what.

To the children of Officer Clarke - hold your heads high and know that your Father was, and is, a hero!

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO
July 24, 2006

I never thought my fahter's death would mean anything to anybody...After all he was just an auxiliary officer. I thought very much of it. But I didnt think others would. But today I came here after doing a google search and I found this. I am so elated. What a thoughtful thing to do.

I tried getting a scholarship for the offspring of killed police officers but got rejected and they said to me "he was just an auxiliary cop" and I said to them "JUST an auxiliary cop? He died to help others. where is the honor in that?" So after that I didnt think anyone cared. But I see that they do and that makes me happy.

Kassie Edwards | Student
Daughter of Milton
July 7, 2006

Aux Officer Clarke,
You laid down your life for your fellow officers and the citizens of NY city. As an auxiliary officer, I look up to you with great respect for engaging an armed man all while you were unarmed. I hope there is a special place in everyones heart for a person like you.
Thank You.

Auxiliary Police Officer Greg Gadt
Bedford Police Dept (near Cleveland)
April 25, 2006

I can still recall first coming into "The Program" way back in the early seventies. We had just suffered the loss of our first "Officer Down" in the Central Park Precinct. I was in the 2-0 back then, but eventually found my way to the 5-2.
We are all saddened by the loss of any of our Brotherhood. But we have all been enriched by the knowing of and the closeness to each and every other of our "Brothers and Sisters in Blue".
May A/PO Clarke, and all those of us nearer to God, find safety in His arms, and guard and guide us all from Heaven, where those of us who Keep the Faith as
Auxiliaries here on Earth guard and guide in our own neighborhoods.
Requiescat in Paces, Custodiet.

ex-A/Sgt
NYPD Auxiliary Forces Section
March 30, 2006

 
 

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