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Deputy Sheriff Clark M. Rosenbalm, Jr.

Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 4, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Clark M. Rosenbalm, Jr.

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Rosenbalm.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 2019

Always remembering you and loving you sweet cousin. You gave your life so that others might live. I will be with you again one day in heaven. REST IN PEACE, , until we meet again. Much love to you.

Linda Brandt

December 6, 2018

Deputy Sheriff Rosenbalm,
On today, the 33rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tarrant County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It took another 16 years but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.


United States Border Patrol

December 4, 2016

I will never forget that night Dec 4, 1983. I was Capt. at Saginaw PD and on my first night back at work after vacation. While doing paper work in my office, Tarrant Co Dispatch called our PD to report a citizen had reported officer down. It was a cold winter night, and a rural road that they did not know. They could only give a land mark that I knew very well. I rushed to that location and found Dep Rosenbalm lying on the roadway on his stomach. I rolled him over and checked for a pulse and there was none. Tarrant Co Investigators arrived on scene and began investigation. Although the murder was not solved for several months, eventually justice was served and the perpetrator later paid with his life.
Glen Allison Tarrant Co Dep (Ret)

Dep Sheriff Glen Allison (retired)
Tarrant Co Texas Sheriff Dept

June 16, 2016

I was 12 years old when this happened. I joined TCSO late in my life, but I have always had the utmost respect for law enforcement. I found your memorial marker many years ago, and when I graduated the police academy, I went by to thank you for your service and promised to honor the badge. You made the ultimate sacrifice. Remembering you on this Memorial Day 2016.

J. Tillery #71737
Tarrant County Sheriff's Office

May 31, 2016

31 years tomorrow. I am finally ready to share my Reflections of that night.
Remembering My Friend, My Brother,
Deputy Sheriff Clark Murel "Rosie" Rosenbalm Jr.
A day doesn't go by that I don't pause to Remember Him.
I remember going to Cindy's door with Chaplain Cox, and her reaction. I remember driving her to the ER, 10 minutes seemed like hours.
I remember going to His Fathers door with Chaplain Cox, and his reaction. I remember driving him to the ER, 15 minutes seemed like hours.
These will be forever embedded in my memory, as the loss of Rosie is.
The only solace I have, knowing Rosie so well, I know one day we will All one day, join Rosie in Heaven.

Deputy Sheriff (Retired)
Tarrant County Sheriffs Office

December 3, 2014

Rosey was a good friend and training partner when I was with Keller PD. I think of him often.

Sgt. Rex Carney
Keller Police Department

July 31, 2014

Thirty years to the day have passed since we as a saddened community stopped to honor Clark; known to friends as Rosie and known to family as Muriel, as he was laid to rest. It is difficult for me to believe a lifetime (more years than he and I were in age at the time he was killed) has passed. Much like this evening it was unseasonably cold and at the time I thought I could not live a day longer without his vibrant energy radiating mine own existence. Life somehow continues; BUT ...... as Helen Keller so elegantly stated, "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love becomes a part of us." Although our time as husband and wife was SHORTENED, I am THANKFUL for each and every moment we were allowed to share.

I am amazed at the loyalty and patronage of so many friends, co-workers and acquaintances both personal and professional. To all of you, thank you. It is comforting to know I am not alone in my sentiments.

Clark's Spouse

December 7, 2013

Deputy Sheriff Rosenbalm,
Sir, even though it's been 30 years since your End of Wàtch you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tarrant County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 5, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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 care for you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

December 5, 2010

Deputy Sheriff Rosenbalm,
On today, the 26th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tarrant County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy. It took another 16 years, but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.



December 4, 2009

I found this site today and I sought out your page. I remember you so well from high school and after you and Cindy married. I remember seeing your picture on the news the morning after your death and the shock of it all. I remember all too well that day, being with Cindy at your home and the days that followed, with so many showing their respect and support the day of your funeral. I remember how hard the trial was for Cindy and I, sitting through the testimony and all of the emotions. Your brutal death ended my days of innocence and reality of the dangers of police work really registered for the first time in my married life to an officer and friend of yours. Your death hit very close to home. And while those memories are still very fresh, I choose to remember most your laughs and your smile,friendliness and silliness, when you were with your friends, Rick, Tom, Ted and Lloyd. Thank you for your sacrifices. I think of you often and the sacrifices that you and your family made, serving our county and giving the ultimate - your life. Having once been married to an officer, I know alot of those sacrifices personally. God Bless and keep you and we'll see you again someday - in the blink of an eye. God, please watch over our law enforcement professionals and keep them safe. I pray You return them to their families safe and sound at the end of their shift.


Nanette Meadows Carlson

July 23, 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
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

February 25, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 3, 2007

I worked with Clark in the early 1980's. I left the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office 10/01/1983. The last district I worked was the northen whiched covered Boswell High School. The same place where Clark was killed. It seems like yesterday that we were woking together.

Deputy Billy J. Barber
Fannin County S.O.

January 17, 2007

I recall the night you were shot like it was yesterday. And I think again of the waste. I go by once in a while and visit the spot you were shot, say a short prayer, always praying that no more will fall . Someday ,,,,,,

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

February 15, 2006

Clark,Its been a long time,to this day I still remember,I had just rebuilt your Harley for you,a present from your wife,I often think of our chats when you stopped by."Blessed are the peacemakers,for they shall inherit the kingdom of God."

Tom Wagenor

December 25, 2005

You are not forgotten. God Bless you and your family.


December 4, 2005

It's been 22 years since Deputy Rosenbalm gave his life for the citizens of Tarrant County and the State of Texas. I did not know Deputy Rosenbalm but it makes no difference. I want the family as well as the Tarrant County Sheriff's Department to know that we haven't forgotten. Thanks in part to the ODMP, his spirit is still very much alive and well.
May God keep safe from harm the men and women of the Tarrant County S.O..

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, (Retired)

December 4, 2005

I have often thought of Officer Rosemblum's wife as I had a class with her in college when her husband lost his life. It has been 19 years, but I wanted to let her know that I still think of her and pray that she is doing ok after this tragic loss. My best friend and husband's co-worker just lost his life in the line of duty and it brought back the memory of Officer Rosemblum. Take care and know that he and all of the men in blue are watching over you.

G. Cottongame

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