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Officer Clarence E. Ballou

Jacksonville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, September 29, 1937

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Reflections for Officer Clarence E. Ballou

Rest in peace Officer Ballou.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2019

Although we never met. I have heard much about you. Your daughter is my grandmother and my best friend. I thank you for your service. Rest in peace C.E.

Melissa Fournier
Great Grandaughter

January 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

August 10, 2013

Heroes live forever, and you sir are a hero, may you continue to rest in peace Officer Ballou. We will never forget.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

September 29, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Ballou. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 13, 2012

We will never forget the heroes and their families for the sacrifice they made for all of us. Continue to rest in peace Officer Ballou. My prayers are with your family today.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


September 29, 2011

The funeral line was long, There's an awful lot of cars, Folks came out of the restaurants, They came out of the bars.
The workers at the construction sites All let their hammers drop. Someone asked. "What is this all for?" And they said, "Aw, just a cop."
Some chuckled at the passing cars. Some shed a silent tear Some people said, "It's stupid," "all these dumb policemen here."
"How come they are not out fighting crime?" "Or in a doughnut shop?" Sure is a lot of trouble, For someone who's just a cop."
They blocked the intersections, They blocked the interstate. People yelled and cursed, "Damn, it's gonna make me late!"
"This is really ridiculous!" "They're makin' us all stop!" "It seems they are sure wastin' time, On someone who's just a cop."
Into the cemetery now, The slow procession comes, The woeful Taps are slowly played. There's loud salutes from guns.
The graveyard workers shake their heads "This service is a flop." "There's lots of good words wasted, On someone who's just a cop"
Yeah, just a cop to most folks. Did his duty every day. Trying to protect us, Till they took his life away.
And when he got to heaven, St. Peter put him at the top. An angel asked him, "Who was that?" And he said, "Aw, just a cop."
His Judgment Day:
The officer stood and faced his God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning, Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, Officer, How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek To my church have you been true?"
The officer squared his shoulder and said, "No, Lord, I guess I aint, Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays, And at times my talk was rough, And sometimes I've been violent Because the streets are tough.
But I never took a penny That wasn't mine to keep.. Though I worked a lot of overtime, when the bills got too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help Though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept an unmanly tear.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had too much, But if you don't...I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne, where the saints often trod. As the officer waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, Officer. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven's streets, You've done your time in hell"

Rest in Peace Motorman!!!!!

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, Tx.

January 22, 2009

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 29, 2007

CE Ballou's nickname was "Babe." He was a "yankee" but love the South, and especially his wife Audrey. My Grandpa was called from the Massachusetts National Guard to serve in the American Punitive Expeditionary Forces under General Black Jack Pershing, to chase Poncho Villa from Columbus New Mexico, after his (Villa's) raid in there in 1916. Subsequent to that, he went to France and fought in the trenches against Kaiser Willhelm. I never knew my Grandpa in this world, but I know that he was a man of God, and his influence in my life is undeniable. I recently received a pocket bible that he carried with him in the trenches of France, and I know that in several instances in my life, he has been there to influence me. I just want to say publicly, thanks Grandpa C.E. (he didn't like being called Clarence, btw) and I love you and thanks for your service.

Major John R. Pratt, USAF Retired

February 1, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

September 30, 2006

Rest in Peace. Always Remembered.

Dy M. Martin
St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office LA

September 29, 2006

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