Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Clyde A. "Rusty" Walters

Elko Police Department, Nevada

End of Watch Thursday, February 20, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Clyde A. "Rusty" Walters

It’s been 45yrs- yet it feels like it was yesterday. I had cooked your favorite dinner and dessert- first time ever- you were late for dinner- and then they came banging on our door- my life was changed forever.
I miss and love you so much.

Kelley Walters Goodman

May 17, 2020

Officer Walters was actually shot 7 times.
Kelley Walters - Goodman

Officer Rusty Walters

February 28, 2020

Grandpa, I never got the chance to meet your beautiful soul, as you left this Earth when my mom Kari was just 6 years old. But I’ve heard so much about you and I myself will carry on your legacy through law enforcement and making this world a better place. We are so grateful for your service.

Shawnee Walters-Haas

November 9, 2019

Rest in peace Patrolman Walters.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2019

I went to a memorial yesterday in Salem, OR for you and other fallen hero's. It was a beautiful service. Please know that you will never be forgotten, you name is and will be uttered every day. I love you always daddy.

Kirsten Statzer

May 9, 2018

I went to his funeral...and miss his kids..Billy, Kelly and cant remember other three...they were much younger but would love to get back in touch with Billy and Kelly

Robert Drollinger US NAVY ret

June 17, 2014

We as members of the Elko Police Department have not forgotten you or your family. We still discuss the incident that lead to your death and hope you continue to watch over your family from beyond the veil.

Joel Fairfiield
Elko Police Department

October 18, 2013

Thanks for being the Dad you were. Love you Kissy.


July 2, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 24, 2013

On the 20th of February you will have been gone from us 38 years, that is 1 year longer than you were with us .... it is not fair .....

Miss you ~

January 16, 2013

Daddy I miss you so much. I think of you everyday. Please help Kelly & I get back to being sisters. I love you Kissy .

2nd daughter who looks just like him.

March 26, 2012

Thanks for your 3 years of services, Clyde.


February 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect. I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughters and friends for shariing their memories of you in their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 20, 2012

You are a true hero and gave the ultimate sacrificed to keep us all safe. You will live forever in the hearts of you're family and friends. Thank you for your service.

Robert Liggett

November 12, 2010

Gosh Dad, 35 years.. where does the time go? You are missed very much. I came by to pay my respects and I wish I could have hugged you!! I miss you so much, it was/is so hard growing up with my daddy. I will be around again in August, always your loving daughter who looks just like you :O)
Love Kissy

Second Daughter, Kirsten C. Walters

July 21, 2010

Hi Daddy,
As always you are on my mind. I wish you could see how your grandchildren are growing. You are also are a Great grand Dad. Her name is Brooklynn, she has some of your features. I love you very much, I know you are watching over me. I am told all the time how much we look alike. Tell Gradma Rhee Hi.
I love you with all my heart.


Kirsten Walters Second Daughter

June 1, 2009



February 12, 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

December 11, 2007

I Remember as a young boy talking to Rusty, and his Daughters in Elko, I would often talk to him when walking to Southside Elementry from my home on Clarkson st. and The deep respect he earned from me. Even as an adult when I ran afowl of the law, Rusty stayed with me. and I have never lost the deep respect for Law Enforcment officers. Rusty Walters was my Hero before his sacrafice and will always remain my hero as a result of it.

Chaplain Ernest Kudron
CFMI-OK 0038, Childhood Friend of Family

June 6, 2007

Dad, My memories of you are filled with arrow head hunting in the hills of Elko, NV. The asssorted flavored pancakes you made all of us kids after you long night shift. Of the night all us girls waited up for you to get home from work to perform on a song and dance for you,the song was "I never Promised you a Rose Garden", and how I remebered how you laughed and cryed at our show. I miss you so much Dad, I know you are kept safe now. I love you. Kissy

Kirsten Cathleen Walters-Emes

September 11, 2006

Everyday we walk the streets, at night we sleep in our beds comfortable and secure, knowing and thankful that you gave the ultimate sacrifice to keep others feeling just as we do, safe and free.
Thank you Dad for your heart, your mind and your life. Talk to you soon.

Love, Rhee Rhee

Kari Walters-Haas

January 11, 2006

Not a day goes by or siren sounds that my heart aches for you and breaks for others who give the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow human. I miss you daddy.

Kelley Walters - Goodman

January 1, 2006

You are a true hero for your actions and sacrifice on that February day. You will never be forgotten by your entire police family.

St. Louis City Police

July 19, 2005

On the 30th anniversary of your death.
You are not forgotten.

February 20, 2005

You are a hero and will be remembered as such always. Thank you for your service.

A citizen

October 16, 2004

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