Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Robert James Clark, II

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, July 1, 1998

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Reflections for Detective Robert James Clark, II

Dearest Robb: My heart break will mend, when I see you once again. Hugs & love Mom

mother of Rob
Mom of Rob

July 2, 2019

You have the ultimate sacrifice. God hold's a special place for you my brother.

Sgt Peter Catalano
Lorain Police

July 2, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Robert James Clark, II of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

July 1, 2019

How, we looked forward to the next day of your life, never thinking it would be gone in a second. You have not been forgotten by so many & left so much good behind in your short life. I, Love you Son

Patricia McLaughlin
Mom of Rob

July 2, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Detective Robert James Clark, II of the Cleveland Police Department, Ohio and the additional 58 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 2, 2018

Thank you for your service. Your legacy lives on through your wife, children and family. Love from a cousin I don't think you ever met, but your card remains in my wallet. "A Policeman's Prayer."

Elizabeth Tuggle
Cousin, somehow (ask Aunt Mary Lou).

July 1, 2018

God bless all the men and women out there in uniform. May they all come home safe from police to fire to ems to Security god bless them all.

William Henderson sgt.
Security

July 1, 2018

Love & miss you, always in my heart mind & soul. Mom

Patricia McLaughlin
Mom

June 6, 2018

My name is antuan potenzio i was basically raised by rob clark when i was in the erea childrens home rob was in the process of adopting me he was like a father to me and was alwys very understanding i miss rob alot i often wander what my life would of been if i would of agreed to move in with him when i was a child him and his wife cathy were two very nice people...rest in peace love antuan potenzio

antuan potenzio
frienf /family

April 18, 2018

Sgt.Cotter- i second the motion. My family was living in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland when this happened close to Independence Day 1998, the day my son was expected to be born. Det. Clark and his family lived in the same neighborhood and attended the same church (Our Lady Of The Angels). I was so affected by this senseless loss that i wanted to name my son after Det.Clark in order to honor him. I was overruled by my other half. His loss haunts me today, I will never forget.

Civilian
Our Lady Of The Angels fellow parishioner

February 16, 2018

Sgt.Cotter- i second the motion. My family was living in the West Park neighborhood of Cleveland when this happened close to Independence Day 1998, the day my son was expected to be born. Det. Clark and his family lived in the same neighborhood and attended the same church (Our Lady Of The Angels). I was so affected by this senseless loss that i wanted to name my son after Det.Clark in order to honor him. I was overruled by my other half. His loss haunts me today, I will never forget.

Civilian
Our Lady Of The Angels fellow parishioner

February 15, 2018

Thank you for your sacrifice of trying to help others and make your community safer in trying to lock up drug dealers. Your enormous sacrifice will never be forgotten sir....

Sgt. Paul Cotter
Lynn MA Police Dept.

February 8, 2017

Love & miss you. Keep your watch over us, until we meet again.

Mother of Rob

January 7, 2017

Love you, same as when we were kids, as when we were adults still laughing like we were kids, same as the day you left is. Love doesnt die. You, the beauty on this world you left behind, that's the purest love, and it lives on each of us.

Patricia A Clark
Patti Clark, sister

July 18, 2016

Dear Rob
Well I honored you on your anniversary of leaving us by doing things you loved. I went to an auction just like you and I used to do. I miss you every day but there is no changing what happened. I wish you were with us to see your family and enjoy them. But I will keep the faith that you are floating around watching over us. I miss you little brother and still love you more than the sun; moon and stars
Love your big sister
Mary Clark For Ed

Mary Clark Forbes
Sister

July 2, 2016

Gone from earth, gone forever. Tear dim eyes shall gaze in vain. We shall never hear his voice, never, never, Never more on earth again. Love you & miss you, Mom

Mother of Rob
Mom

June 27, 2016

Dear Patricia McLaughlin, As a academy classmate of Rob, (class 105 street survivors ), With other classmates trying to get together for our 25 anniversary , we would like to invite you on behalf of our classmate and beloved friend sometime in January 2017. We are looking for a location, date and time for the party. Please contact Sgt. Dean Grazolli in the 5th District for further information, as I am in California keeping in touch with my classmates via landline and e-mail. Hope to hear from you. Sincerely, Ed Garcia #1900

P.O. Gofrido Garcia #1900 Retired
Cleveland Police Department

June 16, 2016

Thank you everyone for remembering Rob in so many ways. Please pray that this violence toward the Safety Forces will come to a stop around the country. My heart broke when I lost my beloved son in the line of duty & my tears still come as if I, hear anyone mention his name. So many other families are suffering as their love one fall protecting society.

Patricia McLaughlin
Mother

October 13, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

To Officer Clarks mother, your son is in the heavens now watching over us. God bless him and his family.

Future Detroit PO Ali .
Dearborn, MI

July 1, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
The promise; Always honored, never forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

July 1, 2015

Dearest,
Today is hard no matter how many years past. I try to remember the great times we had with you and the wonderful laughter. You were taken too young, but we cannot change that.
I wish you were here to talk to and see things with friends and family. I try to remember all the things you taught me in life. I look up at the stars and try to find the ones you used to point out and find those shooting starts you always looked for.
I love you no matter how many years go by.
Your Big Sister, Mary

Mary Clark Forbes
Oldest Sister

July 1, 2015

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal & love a memory no one can steal. Peace begins with a smile, share one today in memory of Rob.

Pat McLaughlin Rob's mom

June 29, 2015

I was an medical intern in the emergency room the night you were brought in. God bless your family. They were there in so much sadness. I prayed for you and your family and thought about your three little babies over the years. I have not forgotten your sacrifice or that night.

J Howard MD
Physician

April 29, 2015

It's been a long time now but, I still remember being 8yrs old the day of your funeral like it was yesterday and how it made the world stop in the neighborhood...I found and read the old Plain Dealer clippings on the internet quoting fmr Cmdr. McNeely mentioning your fun sense of humor drawing cartoons at the, 12555 Bellaire Rd. Bellaire Gardens Estate Neighborhood Mini Station. I'm proud to say I'm assigned to that estate and to know I fight where a warrior fought is a true honor. I now know why it doesn't ever feel like I'm alone out there. When I walk that estate I know I've got God over my left shoulder and you over my right watching my back. It's still the "wild wild west" at least on certain days and according to the few remaining old time residents one said he knew you as, "Red" and when your name Ofc. Clark was mentioned it brought on a smile from a better time. It was a name they hadn't heard in a long time but they hadn't forgotten you or your good work done at that estate some 20yrs ago. Thank you for your service O' faithful servant. You genuinely left a extraordinary legacy and it does live on and it will continue. Let's keep runnin' em' out!

Protection Officer, M.Wolff #266
Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department

January 27, 2015

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