Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Clyde Wilson Alley, III

Tybee Island Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, April 12, 1999

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Reflections for Lieutenant Clyde Wilson Alley, III

Rest in peace Lt. Alley. Wondering if you were related to Gene Alley who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates in baseball?

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 4, 2022

He was a big man with a big heart and it was nice knowing him.

Sgt (retired) Randy Powell
Savannah Police Dept

May 15, 2018

Trey Alley was so much more then just a fellow officer to me. Trey was a friend and a teacher. Because of Trey I am where I am today. Trey would allow me to come along with him on fire scenes and teach me the ins and outs of fire investigation. The time I spent with Trey and the knowleged I gained from him have guided me through my career. Trey I could never thank you enough for taking a young kid under your wing and teaching him what it takes to make it in this business.
Rest in peace brother.

Chief Investigator Fred Anderson
Savannah Fire Arson Unit

August 16, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Alley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012


I believe I only had the pleasure of meeting you once when I was quite young. I was 12 at the time of your accident, and can still remember coming home after an evening of messing around with my friends. I remember walking upstairs to find my mother crying in her room. I vividly recall her telling me what had happened. I could feel the profound sense of loss in her, and the pain she was feeling having lost her only nephew, and the pain she was feeling for her only sister. I got the opportunity in the following months to read all of the beautiful things that people had to say about your character as a human being and father, and your integrity as a man of the law. It was through the recollections of the people closest to you, that I feel I had the opportunity to grow to admire you, and look at you as a true role model and hero of mine. Its inspiring to see that almost 13 years later, people are still paying homage to that man I admired as a 12 year old boy and still admire today.

Mark Wheatley
Cousin of Trey Alley

February 7, 2012

Trey, your former neighbors miss you. We appreciated all you did for us and all you did for Tybee Island. Our hearts go out to your two sons.


September 9, 2010

Trey you were the best cop i knew since i was little i remember that fateful day and you will always be loved and missed by many you and Harry My stepfather were partners for a long time and best buds and we all miss you in the family and you were so funny and very caring and your legacy will lives on in mikey love ya trey

Tina Edgerly
Daughter Of Mary Edgerly Tybee PD 83-93

September 9, 2010

Trey,I remember all the good times we all had.You and Stephanie,Frances and I and the Tybee family.I remember you took me to the hospital when I knocked my arm out of joint body surfing.You were a great police officer and a great friend.I passed by the accident coming home from work and realized it was you and my other good friend,Mike Hogan in the wreck.I was devastated.I look at the bench bearing your name and think of you.You will never be forgotten my friend.I know Old Tybee misses you.

Frank Schuman
Good friend

September 8, 2010

Lieutenant Alley III, you are still remembered eleven (11)years later, with honour.

Thank you for your service. You died serving the community.
The citizens of Georgia were always well served under you watch.

A tragic and unnecessary loss.


May 10, 2010

Trey I miss you more than you know! You made life amazing for me. You took me to school and picked me up every day, never late, not once. You coached my softball team, you were at all of my games, always cheering me on from the side lines. You exemplified what a good man was supposed to be. Even though I left GA, I never left your memory or what you taught me. I take that with me in my day to day life. So thank you for all that you did, all that you do, and I look forward to seeing you again soon...Love you more than I could ever express in words but I know that you knew that.Street lights still go out, and I still think it's you telling me to keep my butt out of trouble-IT WORKS! Love you!


April 26, 2010

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

April 12, 2010

"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 27, 2007

Dear Trey, I wish you were here- Mikey needs you so much- I am trying to do the best I can possibly do raising our son. But it's so hard... Mikey is so angry and is like a lost soul. His 17th birthday is coming up. I was just remembering how proud you were holding your little boy. I remember you telling the nurse that "No, you cannot take my son to the nursery, I'll take care of him myself". Trey, he misses you and so needs you- I know you are doing all you can, just please don't let anything happen to our little boy- I am sure you are exhausted trying to keep up with him. Dear God and Trey, please give me the wisdom and strength to help Mikey become the man that you would be proud of- Please God, let him become an honorable and wonderful man like his father was. We miss you Trey-

Angela Alley Rey
Mother of Trey's Son, Michael Alley

August 12, 2007


Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

February 17, 2007

I worked with Trey,as a young man and a cop on the Island, I remember a man who could laugh at himself,, had a very humble and compassionate way of dealing with his fellow man. Trey liked people. I try not to think of Trey as gone, I really think he's a guardian angel, watching over his child. Standing besides us,the least of us. Trey had a soft laughter ,, and always had a hidden smile. He was a brave tuff kid, I was very lucky to have know him. If a warm wind blows acroos your shoulder ,, and you feel a whisper of bravery, understanding, and smile crosses your face,, it's Trey's way of telling you to hang in there. Thanks Trey for being my friend,my partner. I just wish we could go riding one more time,
Todd Andres [email protected]

Todd Andres
Police Officer, Partner friend of Trey

May 22, 2006

To Lt. Clyde Wilson Alley III (Trey) and all his 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 all of your family. You all remain in our thoughts and our prayers.

Reading the loving reflections about your beloved Trey gives us some understanding of what a kind and honorable man he was, and what he meant to his family and friends. I don't know if the creators of this web site ever envisioned how many of us would communicate with each other, and with our angels through these reflection pages. But we do and I find such comfort in it.

Trey, for many years 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 Lt. Alley. I am humbled by your valor, courage, and dedication.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the many years of distinquished service Lt. Alley gave to his community and the citizens of California, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 12 1999.

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

April 15, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

April 12, 2005

Gone but not forgotten. God Bless you.

March 12, 2005

Trey, you were a great friend and I will always remember you.

My thoughts and prayers go to the family and loved ones of Trey.

Special Agent John Barry
Georgia Bureau of Investigation

December 24, 2004

God bless you and your family at your tragic loss. You are a hero to us all and will never be forgotten.

St. Louis City Police

December 16, 2004

Its upsetting to see this incident happening in a town that I visit regularly. It goes to show that a terrible thing can happen anywhere. This small wonderful community has lost a great asset. My thoughts and prayers go to the family and loved ones of Lt. C. Alley.

And my thoughts and prayers go to his co-workers, its hard dealing with the lose a of a close friend. And in the field of Law Enforcement, all officers are close. We are one big family!!! Fighting what seems to be a never ending battle with crime.

Patrolman J. Smith
Columbus PD, GA

We all miss him so much .. He is a hell of a man....



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