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Patrolman Clarence L. "Boots" Shields

Topeka Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, April 11, 1955

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Reflections for Patrolman Clarence L. "Boots" Shields

Rest in peace Patrolman Shields.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 21, 2019

My thanks to you and all police officers who keep us safe. We visited with you and your family in Topeka a few weeks before your untimely passing

Ann Spencer Wilks

July 17, 2016

Rest in Peace brother, we have the Watch

Phoenix PD,Brother in Blue

October 24, 2015

My daddy was Leonard "Lenny" Frost and served with your dad Boots. I grew up hearing so much about what a great man he was. I was just home in Topeka, visiting my mother and saw the article in the paper about the Moose Lodge honoring him. My dad told me this story all my life and never with a dry eye. I just had to reach out to you. As I feel like I knew your dad from my dads and blessings to all of you. Wish I had known before hand, I would have attended the honor ceremony.

Pattie Frost
My Dad was an officer with Boots

April 16, 2015

Rest in peace brother for now you walk the beat of golden streets

Montgomery police Department

April 11, 2015

Patrolman Shields,
On today, the 59th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMM during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 11, 2014

Rest in Peace, Patrolman Shields. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 4, 2014

Thank you for your service. Please know that your sacrifice is not forgotten.


December 26, 2012

Boots is my grandfather. I’ve never met him but I feel him close by everyday of my life.
I hate the fact that I never got to meet him.

Joey Little

April 17, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 11, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th 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 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.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 11, 2012



May 5, 2008



May 5, 2008

I never knew him personally as for I was born 12 years after he passed. My grandmother (his mother) said she liked to watch the Andy Griffth Show where he was a Sheriff of Mayberry playing Andy Talor because it reminded her of him so very much, I remember stories of him from the older folks in N. Topeka he would pull over a drunk driver and take them home or when he was a Truant officer he would have no problem getting the kids to go back to school. During World War II he and his brother Earl (my father) were in the Merchant Marines taking supplies to our troops in europe, I was told that when my Uncle was killed everyone had a poster in thier windows saying "Remember Boots", even the people that were from prison liked him and thought he was a good guy (I talked to some of them in person) he wasen't the regular "cop type" even a few told me of how he would heir them for his trucking co. when no one else would for anything, During the depression he, my father and grandfather would play for barn dances as for it brought in enough money they didn't have to eat turnips again as my dad would say, I have a photo including Boots holding a violin.
They all also liked weapons of all types, I also have a photo of them dressed up in cowboy gear with thier step father Frank Newton all of them looking like they were right out of a Hopalong Cassidy movie, I wish I could have met him. I just wanted to share what I knew of him to give an idea of who he was to the photo.

Todd Shields

December 8, 2007

You have not been forgotten brother
and you never will
God Bless you and those you had to leave behind.

Deputy Constable LC Downing
Wharton County Texas Pct 2

August 19, 2003

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