Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Constable F. Scott Claborn

Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, February 19, 2004

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Reflections for Deputy Constable F. Scott Claborn

Deputy Constable Claborn,
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 Harris County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

February 19, 2024

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

February 19, 2020

Tomorrow is the 16th anniversary of your death but it feels like only yesterday. It is hard this year because Tanner has followed in your footsteps and is now in law and enforcement as a detention officer in the Harris County jail. I am so proud of him, but as a mother I naturally worry. This is not the law enforcement you were in 16 years ago.

Tanner married Ashley and we love her. She likes to hear about you because she never got to meet you.

Send yellow butterflies to us tomorrow and send pennies to your mom. She knows you are leaving them for her.

We all love you and miss you so much.

Paula Claborn

February 18, 2020

I love you and still miss you so much.

Paula Claborn

February 18, 2019

Missing you a lot this year. I love you.

Paula Claborn

Paula Claborn

March 6, 2017

Rest in peace my brother.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

February 19, 2017

Please watch this video on behalf of the Claborn family. Thanks.

Paula Claborn

January 4, 2016

I was at the Stop & Go at the corner of Treaschwig and Cypresswood dr one day with Scott and two other deputies. As guys will do, we were talking about how our wives nagged us. The other 3 of us had said what we did. Then we looked at Scott and he just stood there, then looked up at us and said, "Everythings good here." It was just the way he said it, as a good man should. I will never forget you Scott.

Deputy George Clark
Harris County Constable Pct #4 (Retired)

May 13, 2015

To Scott and the Claborn I watch this year's Candlelight Vigil from Washington, I remember all the good times and the awesome partner that Scott will always be as he looks down and smiles from Heaven...We will NEVER forget your sacrifice!

Rob Barnes-Law Enforcement Coordinator
DOJ/U.S. Attorney's Ofc/ Former HCSO, HCCO 4, Federal Air Marshal

May 13, 2014

It's been 10 years now and it feels like yesterday. Please keep us in your prayers.

Paula Claborn Henderson

February 19, 2014

Heroes live forever, Deputy Claborn, and we will never forget. Thank you for the sacrifice you made for the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 19, 2013

Be at Peace Scott. I will never forget the great times I had teaching you and Jim Sumner private karate lessons.Y ou always loved getting Jim in trouble, you always made my days brighter !! I am truly happy for you, you have made it into Paradise!! We miss you and love you!!! We will see you soon.I will be there to teach you again soon!!

Sheila Saldivar
Friend & karate instructor

February 13, 2013

Rest in peace, Deputy Claborn. Greater Houston C.O.P.S. will never forget your sacrifice to the citizens of Harris County and the great State of Texas.

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

February 19, 2012

I have been dating Tanner Claborn for almost 8 months. Tanner and his mom Paula are great people. Last Feburary 19th, i went with Tanner and Scott's mom Betty to visit Scott's burial. That day is always gonna be tough for the entire family, however it is also a very rough day for me. When talking to Betty she said something that i totally agree with 100%, "No little boy deserves to loose his daddy at that young of age." Tanner is a very strong boy and loves his father so much. I never got to meet Scott other than a maybe one day at the school seeing him before his end of watch. Tanner wishes we could have met each other but i always remind him Scott is watching from above and has seen me. Tanner does not know but I wrote scoot a letter and put it with the flowers on his grave. I love the family so much. No matter what happens in the future i hope they will always remeber they are loved by so many and so many would do anything for them. Ever since meeting the family and dating Tanner i have changed so much for the better and so has a number of people after either meeting them or just hearing the story. I will continue to help them in whatever way needed. Last week, I went fishing with Tanner and Constable Hill and while enjoying the time being spent with them i heard some stories about when Scott used to come out fishing in that exact spot but it just reminded me of how much Scott is truly missed by all. I am so very glad I have met Tanner and his family. Tanner always reminds me that he love that I care so much for him and i always remind him I will always care for him, I will always love him, I wills always be there for him and his family, and I will do anything for him no matter what it is, I love yall more than yall can imagine!! I cant wait to spend and make more memories with Tanner and entire family!!

Courtney Campbell
Tanner's Girlfriend

June 20, 2011

Rest in Peace Deputy Claborn, your sacrifice will never go forgotten. Prayers to his wife Paula, his son Tanner, and his family members and coworkers that I am sure miss him dearly.

Justin Chapman - Explorer
Harris County Constable's Office - Precinct 4

February 18, 2011

RIP Brother.

N. Antoniou
Metro PD

February 17, 2011

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

February 19, 2010

Paula and Tanner, I often think of you guys and always keep you in my thoughts and prayers since this terrible accident. I know even after all the years it is still tough on you guys. Call me if you ever just need someone to talk to. I miss talking to you guys. Love, Terri

Terri Scott
Friend if family

March 15, 2009

Forgive me for missing the anniversary of your E.O.W., but I felt as though I could not continue to read about so many tragedies. I now realize the visit each day to leave a word of encouragement and hope to the loved ones of others, helps me to remember that I am not alone with my pain and heartbreak. So may I say to your friends and loved ones that my thoughts and prayers are with them now and always. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol and may they know you will never be forgotten.

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

February 20, 2009

To Deputy Constable Scott Claborn , his loved ones, and his fellow deputies:

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

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today. I can see from the loving reflections left by your loyal friends that you were an amazing man who is loved and missed by all those whose lives you touched.

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 of praise.

I cannot comprehend how Scott's boss wrote the parole board supporting early release of the drunk driver who caused his death. How can this man face Scott's family?

Rest in Peace, Scott. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Scott gave to his community and the citizens of Texas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 19, 2004.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 19, 2009

Thinking of your loved ones today and everyday. I know the daily struggles they face without you and the terrible pain within their hearts. God, wrap your loving arms around them and help them with their grief and let them feel your presence.
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten.
Brenda Lucas
Mother of Chief Anthony D. Lucas, EOW 2-4-2005


February 19, 2009

Thank you everyone for all the support we have been receiving in the last two weeks since we learned that Scott's boss, Constable Ron Hickman, wrote a letter to the parole board asking for the drunk driver's early release from prison. Your kind words, offers of support and just being there for us have helped tremendously. It's nice to know that we have support from strangers at a time that is so difficult.

Paula Claborn Henderson
Widow of Deputy Constable Scott Claborn

May 23, 2008

Thinking of you and your loved ones today DC Claborn, on this, the four year anniversary of your untimely passing. Please keep watch over your friends and family today and every day. You saved countless lives with your sacrifice four years ago. God Bless you for that.

You will never be forgotten!

Sent with much respect,

KG 1037

Dispatcher, Sterling Heights PD

February 19, 2008



February 11, 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

February 7, 2008

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