Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Kelly Fay Clark

Sierra County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, March 4, 1999

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Kelly Fay Clark

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Clark.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 4, 2021

After 21 years I’m still praying for peace and comfort to her family

A person that was in jrotc and was a part of her funeral

March 6, 2020

Rest In Peace. Continued Condolences and prayers for family and friends.

Det.Josh Santi

March 4, 2020

Deputy Sheriff Clark,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sierra County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 4, 2019

She was my friend, and a mentor.


March 5, 2018

Rest in peace my sister.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

March 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Sister LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 4, 2018

Deputy Clark, let your legacy live on forever and the memory of how you lived never be forgotten. May you rest in peace

Civilian R Anderson

July 26, 2016

Being a female in law enforcement is not a disadvantage. Deputy Kelly Fay Clark proved this. She was very brave coming into law enforcement as a female. Reading all these reflections from everyone has informed me that she was a nice and genuine person that put her heart and soul into helping people. Her life was cut short, but she did save many lives and helped many people. She sis not deserve death, but she is in a better place looking down on everyone. May she rest in peace.

Abigail Martinez

May 17, 2013

I can´t believe how many years have passed since you were taken from us. I´m not family or even a co'worker name is Julia Muñoz. I used to live in Derry NM and I attended your memorial service at that football field in T or C and saw the sadness that man caused to all the people who loved including Me. I can´t say I knew you alot but I do know You had a kind heart...not a day goes by I don´t remember You or Mr. Santiago, I cant seem to forget that horrible day. On October 16th of 1998 my Mom was taken from us, murdered and thrown...thats how I met You...You and Mr. Santiago had my Mom´s case. I remember how you guys would go and talk to us I was 14 years old but I knew you cared and you wanted to really find who ever did it but things happened things I wish were different or that I could change...the years have passed and every time I remember my Mom I remember you, every time I pray for her, I pray for everyone say you will NEVER be forgotten you live in my heart just like my Mom does...THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR MY FAMILY IN THAT TIME...THANKS FOR BEING SUCH A CARING PERSON. MAY YOU RIP KELLY

Julia Munoz
Victim of a Homicide

January 23, 2013

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

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 24, 2012

I had the honor of working with Kelly at SCSO She was a good friend and she is missed RIP Kelly you're on your last forest run.

former Head Dispatcher Nancy Hilty
SCSO and friend

August 17, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Clark,
Maam, on today the 11th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Sierra County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 4, 2011

Deputy Clark - Thank you for your service to the people of Sierra County and to the state of New mexico. I regret that you were taken away from your daughter...that's tragic. You were both cheated out of so much. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

September 26, 2010

Deputy Clark, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

March 4, 2010

Kelly,When you sat next to me in the academy we laughed and laughed together. Partnering up with you at the academy brings me good memories. I was thinking about you today and just wanted to tell someone that you were really a wonderful woman, a good and funny friend. I was so shocked when I had heard of yoru death, I did go to your funeral. Its just hard to believe. I am sorry things turned out the way they did. You were such a nice lady. Thank you for all the fun and wonderful memories during our academy days.
All My love, and respect,

Simon Heffron/Lee
Friends and Academy classmates

December 12, 2009

I remember, RIP you will not be forgotten.

"A Part of America Died"

Somebody killed a policeman today,
and a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect,
will be buried with him at his side.

The suspect that shot him will stand up in court,
with counsel demanding his rights.
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids,
and spend many long, lonely nights.

The beat that he walked was a battle field too,
just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
to his name they will add a gold star.

Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
a cop put his life on the line.

Now his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
and he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call, of himself gave his all,
and a part of America died. - Author Unknown

Edd Proft - Chief Deputy - Retired

November 29, 2009

Deputy Clark,

It has been 10 years since the incident occured on I-40 west of Albuquerque. I have always remembered that horrible day, and my mom crying uncontrolably. I was only 13 when it happened. I remembered your kindness, and being helpful when I needed help on my homework. I still recall standing on the football field during your memorial, in fact I remembered the day I graduated on that same football field.

I just wanted to say, I became what I always wanted to be, a deputy sheriff. Kelly you will always be in my heart and with my mom. We still miss you everyday, and you are thought of everyday I check on duty.

S. Hanna #261

Sam Hanna
Las Vegas Police Dept, Las Vegas NM

October 23, 2009

Deputy Clark you are a hero. It has been ten years since the end of your watch, you have not been forgotten. May the Lord continue to bless you and your loved ones. Rest in peace my sister.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

March 4, 2009

A decade may have passed but you have not been forgotten. My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this day. Continue to keep watch over all of them. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

March 4, 2009



March 3, 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 17, 2007

If it weren't for you being spotlighted this evening on the odmp homepage I would have never heard known of you and learned of your tragic death.

You will be remembered here in San Francisco, CA through my prayers. Thank you for your service.

May God Bless you and your family.

Sister in law of a fallen hero in SF

June 10, 2007

To Deputy Sheriff Kelly Clark,
We also had a relative name Kelly in our family and I don't doubt for a minute it wasn't you because we are all part of the same family. From all the wonderful things said about you I truly thank you for doing a job most people would never want to do. You, your daughter, your family, friends and co-workers are in my thoughts and prayers today and always!

Ofc.Charles Clark
E.O.W 4-03-03

Charlie's sis, Lora

April 13, 2006

To Deputy Kelly Clark, her daughter, and her loved ones:

On this the seventh anniversary week of your tragic death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart goes out to your family. You’re in our thoughts and our prayers.

Kelly, you rescued us, saved our possessions, our lives and our families. You are one of the rare heroes among us. You were always there for us in the most traumatic moments of our lives. No matter when we called, we just expected that you would come and do whatever it took to help us, and you always met our expectations. Your selflessness and dedication are awe-inspiring.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Deputy Clark.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Kelly gave to her community and the citizens of Washington, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on March 4, 1999.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 7, 2006

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