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Trooper Clarence Uen Swain

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 1959

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Reflections for Trooper Clarence Uen Swain

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 1, 2020

The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Daddy Clarence, it took me three decades to find my 3-year old self who'd lost her dad and along with you, my sense of being safe in the world. For many years, I felt that you were visiting in my dreams. Initially terrifying, but eventually I felt that your spirit was there in the night time, trying to speak to me, reach me and teach me that when you left this state of existence, it was "enough." That was your last dream time with me and it was so clear that you had done all you'd been here to do and it was enough...your spirit's mission here was complete. And that message, in that dream was the end of a long line of emotionally frightening to amazingly loving visits. I believe that your leaving left me frightened, but it also, eventually led me to the depths of my heart and soul. Your not being here long enough for me to remember you was sad...and it shaped me...but in a different way than your staying might have done. I had a daddy who loved me so much that he persisted throughout my life to shine light upon this very different sort of connection. Tears are never too far away and I don't understand all that I did experience in those dreams...but your presence in them taught me profound lessons. "Enough, Maria, it was enough," at first I though you were chiding me to stop being afraid. But, no, it was to teach me this important truth. I need to remember this for when it's my time to leave I'd like to think that I might find comfort in remembering that for all of us, when our time comes, that our life was enough. We completed our time here...and go back into ongoing Creation. Maybe there's more...but can't that also be enough? Isn't being a live for a single minute with eyes to see and hearts to feel, enough? I think so.

P.S. When people ask who you'd like to invite from the past to talk with...yes, I'd say Jesus, Buddha, St. Francis...and you:) Maria

Maria Swain Kearns
Clarence was my father.

September 2, 2019

Trooper Swain,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as LEO but for our Country as well when you served during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 1, 2019



August 20, 2016

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first 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.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 25, 2013

Rest in Peace, Trooper Swain. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

November 21, 2012

The people of Illinois thank you for your service. You are not forgotten.

IL Police Officer (Retired)

August 1, 2006

Trooper Swain,
On today, the 47th anniversary of your death,I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served during WWII and Korea.



August 1, 2006

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