Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Vance Howard Clements

Gregg County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 1, 2001

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Vance Howard Clements

Hey old man,

How you doing up there with Pawpaw and dickie? I miss you pop, more than you will ever realize. Your grandkids are getting big and old lol, Eli will be 9 in 10 days and landyn is 6 already. Nana told me to tell you hi and she loves you. Sorry it has been so long to come here and leave a reflection, as you know we visit Bullard a lot and come see you every time we are there. We are going to Broken Bow for vacation this year and the boys are excited as all get out. Wish you were here to go with us and catch some fish and drink a cold beer with you. I love you dad, miss you more than the stars in the sky.

Cort Clements
Son

June 9, 2021

I just listened to The Dance by Garth Brooks. I reminded me of your funeral. We miss you dearly.

"The Dance" by Garth Brooks

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey who's to say you know I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Yes my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd have had to miss the dance

Former Patrol Sgt. Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2020

Was a dear friend to me and my family had alot of fun with him and Carla may you R.I.P. my friend..

#SASSY

March 18, 2020

While visiting with my daughter this evening, the topic of the stories from my days as an LEO came up. Most were good hearted and funny but today I was able to share with her the legacy of Vance Clements. I do not work as an LEO anymore but remember fondly the stories and friendships made. No, it’s not your E.O.W. date, but wanted to say thank you sir. Not only for your service but for your friendship as well.

May you rest easy in the arms of GOD now.

Lil’ Rock. Civilian
Former G.C.S.O.

September 14, 2019

Thinking about you on “your” day, bud. I still miss ya, Vancelot.

Michael Ferguson
East Texas Police Academy
Kilgore College
Kilgore, Texas

February 1, 2019

Just thinking about you, bro.

Michael Ferguson
East Texas Police Academy
Kilgore College
Kilgore, Texas

September 30, 2018

It seems like such a short time ago that I accompanied Gregg County Sheriff, Maxey Cerliano and Chief Deputy, Chuck Willeford to break the tragic news to the parents of this fine Deputy Sheriff, Vance Clements on this date in 2001.

Our hearts still ache, and our prayers are still lifted up for the family, relatives, close friends and colleagues of Deputy Vance Clements

Sgt. Jack H. Lanier, Jr.
New London, TX Police Dept.

February 1, 2018

Miss ya, bud, even after all these years.

Ferg
ETPA / GCSO

February 1, 2018

Vance,

It has been 17 years today since you left this world. I often think of that dreadful phone call I received that night. We all still hurt when we think about when we lost you. I find my peace in the Holy Bible in Romans 8:18.

Sgt Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2018

16 years ago today you went home. It is unbelievable that it has been that long. It still shocks and saddens me to the core that I will not see you again on Earth. Vance you are very sorely missed. With that said, I find my peace in God's promises and his Word.

Romans 8:18

Sgt. Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2017

Hey Pop, you will never guess where im at now with work, the panhandle has asked me to bless her with my presence so I have answered her call. It's kind of hard being in this area with you not here with me just for the simple fact the numerous memories we share from all the laughs, complaining because the walk is so far, and the time spent hunting together here. Your 2 grandchildren are growing like wildfire and starting to act like I used to, LOL I blame it on nana. I sure do miss you old man, hope all is well up there, we have it covered here.

Love,
Cort

Son
Clements

October 6, 2016

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 4, 2016

I love you and miss you so much my son. Not a day goes by that you are not on my mind. We had so many great times together.Someday we will be together again in GOD'S great kindom.Love you and miss you. Love you,IT'S NOT DARK IN THESE WOODS ANY MORE.

Jerry Clements
Dad

February 2, 2016

Wow Vance, I can't believe it has been 15 years. We all sure miss you. But you leaving us was not in vain. You are still serving the people, in that I teach and preach to my guys how dangerous driving a patrol can be. And you my dear friend are one of the examples that I use. Til we meet again in Heaven.

Sergeant Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2016

!5 years old man, A very long 15 years. Just one more day would be very appreciated. 2 grandchildren ask about you all the time because all they see you as is the man in the picture frame. It's hard for me to know they will not know you personally but they will know who you are through the memories I share will them. I miss you everyday dad, more than most. I love ya pop!!!

Love you more

Cort Clements
Son

February 1, 2016

As always, I still miss you, bud.

Michael Ferguson
East Texas Police Academy

February 1, 2015

It doesn't seem that 13 years have gone by. I think of you often and miss your smile and laugh. We love ya buddy!

Joe Nolley

February 4, 2014

Can't believe it's been 13 yrs old man. Just want you so know that your grandson is growing like a weed and looking more like you each day. I love you dad!

Cort Clements
Son

February 1, 2014

We still love you and miss you, bud.

Deputy Director Michael Ferguson
East Texas Police Academy

February 1, 2014

Well Buddy another year has passed and still it is hard to think about that day when you went home. I want you to know Vance that your accident has helped me become a better FTO. I use your accident as a training tool with all of my trainees. It's amazing that, even though you are gone, you are still serving the public. Thank you and we all miss you.

Patrol Deputy Tray Anderson
Rusk County S.O.

February 1, 2013

Lots of memories Vance! We still miss you my friend!

Officer Dee Ann Brown
Kilgore PD

February 2, 2012

Vance, really dosen't seem like its been 11 years but it has. I miss the old days brother of orange hair!!! LOL We miss you tremendously and your loss still is felt everyday!

Joe Nolley

February 2, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Cort, thank you for sharing a son's devotion to his beloved father and I am sure he is proud that you are pursuing educational goals to lay the foundation for a successful career in law enforcement.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 1, 2012

Vance it has been 11 years since you left us. We miss you.

Patrol Deputy Tray Anderson
Rusk County Sheriff's Office

February 1, 2012

Thinking of you and all of your loved ones. You have not been forgotten.

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

February 1, 2012

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