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Motorcycle Deputy Clarence Henry "Diamond" LaCroix

Macomb County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Tuesday, August 25, 1925

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Reflections for Motorcycle Deputy Clarence Henry "Diamond" LaCroix

Tomorrow, November 8th, 2016, your service will be reflected on during a Blue Courage class. Fitting that an American hero, decorated war veteran and police officer, dedicated to the American way of life and freedom shall be remembered on Election Day 2016. A special day for every man, woman and child who has been privileged to live under the protection and freedom that you provided as part of your commitment and sacrifice given towards our way of life. Rest easy Guardian.


November 8, 2016

Rest easy Motorman!

Captain "Irish Mike" McAllister
Washington State Firefighter

July 27, 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 88th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 13, 2013

I wish I would have known you. I must have inherited my love for motorcycles from you. I am very proud of you. We will meet in time, just not yet.


May 16, 2011

Never Forgotten....
Motor Officers

I am a motor officer
Some say like no other

It is a steel horse I ride
And I can not hide my pride

I sit on steel, leather, and chrome
as it is over this land I roam.

I took a hard fall
when I answered my last call.

Although there is a tear on your cheek
remember it is with my God I meet.

I now ride on Heaven's warm streets
where the sun always shines on my new beat.

I've traded in his hard helmet
and now wear a golden halo.

I am with the other fallen Angels
who also answered no last call.

Know that everything is alright and I am fine
as I now ride with a new thin blue line.

For the day has come.
My God has called me home.

He said I need you here on this new beat
to ride and protect us on Heaven's streets.

You are My Motor Officer.
And I say you are like no other.


August 25, 2010

Merry Christmas Deputy...


December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Clarence.

I hope you like the decorations around the department.


December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas Clarence.....


December 23, 2008

Deputy LaCroix,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for you community, but also for our Country when you served in the U.S. Army as a member of the AEF in France during WW I fighting the Germans.



August 25, 2008


As the 83rd anniversary approches, we remember you and your family. This department has not fogotten nor will we ever forget.

On Mon Aug 25th, at 1:00pm we will be laying a wreath at your grave. I invite everyone to attend.

SGT Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

July 30, 2008


You are thought of often. Keep watching over us as we continue your work.

June 22, 2008


77 years and not a day goes by that you are not remembered.

I pray for your family.

God Speed Dep.....

August 26, 2007

Merry Christmas Clarence....

The Motorcycle Officer's Poem reads as follows:
It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble; they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes; you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.

December 25, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer D.Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

August 25, 2006

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 1, 2006

We will NEVER forget....

January 9, 2006

Deputy LaCroix,

The motorcycle unit has been re-activated. Please watch over us as we ride and serve the public as you did.

Thank you for you service.

Deputy Phil Abdoo
Macomb County Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2004

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