Deputy Sheriff Vance Howard Clements

Deputy Sheriff Vance Howard Clements

Gregg County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 1, 2001

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Vance Howard Clements

Deputy Sheriff Vance Clements was killed in a single-vehicle crash while responding to a disturbance call.

During the response, his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree in front of the First Baptist Church of Judson. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Deputy Clements had served with the Gregg County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He is survived by his son, parents, and brother.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge 521

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

disturbance, single vehicle crash

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I just listened to The Dance by Garth Brooks. I reminded me of your funeral. We miss you dearly.

"The Dance" by Garth Brooks

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Former Patrol Sgt. Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2020

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