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

It's hard to believe that it will be four years next month since Scott was killed. Please remember to always keep Tanner in your thoughts and prayers. He misses his dad a lot, and has been talking about him a lot this last week since Scott's favorite team (Green Bay Packers) are in the playoffs. Tanner's stepdad got him all kinds of Green Bay Packers hats and shirts for Christmas. We're keeping our fingers crossed that the Packers go to the Super Bowl!

Thank you everyone for always remembering us on the anniversary of Scott's death.

Take care and God Bless,

Paula Claborn Henderson

Paula Claborn Henderson
Widow of Deputy Constable Scott Claborn

January 14, 2008

I just read the letter to the editor in the Galveston Police News (June 2007). My thoughts are with you. Jon

Pearland PD

June 6, 2007

My thoughts are with all of your loved ones on this 3rd anniversary of our EOW. Stay close to your loved ones and continue to watch over them. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten by those that love you nor will the Blue Family ever let you be forgotten.

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

February 19, 2007

Deputy Claborn,
Three years ago, you were taken from your loved ones, from your community and your department. A simple thank you will never do to express the gratitude felt by all citizens. We will always remember your sacrifice.

Pennsylvania citizen

February 19, 2007

G-d Bless.

February 19, 2007

This makes me sick! I hate drunk driving, but I think I
hate the lenient sentences more. This is no different
than shooting you with a gun, the results are the same!
4 years? You must be kidding. Surely your life was
worth more than that! So sorry this happened. Thank
you for your service!
Lynn Kole
Washington State

February 19, 2007

For the Claborn family; I cannot pass a Pct. 4 patrol car without thinking of Scott and my former co-workers and the daily sacrifices made by patrol officers every day. When I'm driving on FM 1488 I give a wave and a whispered hello...of course Scott's in Heaven- probably laughing at my greeting...
Scott really was one of the few of us who was smiling every time you saw him. He treasured his wife, son, and family more than one can imagine and it was a pleasure to have worked with him for many years.
God Bless...

RB/ United States Federal Air Marshal
former patrol supervisor- Harris County Constable Pct. 4

May 21, 2006

I didn't know your husband but I am so sorry for all the pain you, your family,friends and co-workers are having to deal with over this senseless accident. Truly know that others so wish that this didn't happen anymore to anyone let alone to thier fellow brother and sisters peace officer. Know that I will say a special prayer for you and your family, friends and co-workers that justice will be served.
Ofc. Charles Clark

Charlie's sis, Lora

April 10, 2006

D.C. - your family - friends & co-workers are in my thoughts & prayers as they remember you on your 2nd anniversary in Heaven..continue to watch over & keep them over your fellow brothers/sisters in blue..YOU ARE GONE..BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN..REST IN PEACE & WITH EASE BLUE ANGEL!!!!

girlfriend of a dpd
detroit, mi

February 23, 2006

Remembering you on your anniversary.
God Bless.

civilian (UK)

February 19, 2006

Deputy Claborn, you have not been forgotten. The individual responsible for all the pain and suffering by your family did not receive punishment to fit his crime. A wife with no husband, a child with no father and parents without their son. All left to live with yesterdays because their tomorrows were taken away by an individual who had no regard for law and order. My son was also killed in the line of duty by a drunk driver so I know first had the devastation this has caused your family because it did not have to happen. Keep watch over your loved ones and protect them from harm. Guide your son through his life and keep him on the right path. Wrap your wings around those you love and relieve some of their grief. All they can do is take one day at a time and keep your memory alive. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen officer Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

January 25, 2006

Mrs. Claborn and Tanner, I hope you find some comfort in knowing that we have not forgotten. He IS a TRUE hero. God Bless.


November 5, 2005

Tanner and I are getting ready for the state memorial and the national memorial. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has helped us since Scott was killed. We would not have been able to do it without each and every one of you. Tanner and I still miss Scott desperately. He was the most wonderful father and husband, and his death has left a huge hole in our hearts and lives.

Paula Claborn
Widow of Scott Claborn, EOW 2-19-04

April 18, 2005

I am a police officer for the city of virginia beach. I have been employed for 6 years now and my current assignment is on the mounted patrol. I have participated in an annual bike ride held every year to raise money for officers killed in the line of duty. Each officer wears a bracelet with a name of an officer killed in the line of duty. This year I will be riding for Deptuty Constable Frank Claborn. To all his friends and family can someone please contact me. I would like you to know a little bit more about me and possibly present to you the bracelet I will be wearing for him once I arrive in Washington DC at the police memorial. This bike ride called the POLICE UNITY TOUR

Officer Eileen Skurkis
Virginia Beach Police Department

April 15, 2005

My deepest sympathy to your family and friends. I can not believe that the individual that caused all this pain and suffering only received 4 years. I hope for the rest of his life he remembers what he has done. May God watch over your family as I know what they are going through.

Robert Gordon, father of Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Asst Chief Robert Gordon, Retired
Riverside PD, Illinois

December 11, 2004

God needed you and called you home. We will take the watch from here. Rest in peace, dear brother. We love you.

Grandma & Grandpa Hinkle
Parents of a Deputy Sheriff

November 1, 2004


You are and will be greatly missed.

It is wonderful to see the outpouring of sympathy from all over.

Thank you

R.E. Ted Dahlin III
Harris Co Constable Pct 4

September 30, 2004

was he restarined as he was supposed to be by law.

You cannot simply feel uncomfortable
to drive around against the law

You either do. or do not.

lost his life, cause of not.

You are not above others, so seatbelts don't work. It's the , so uncomfortable, The question is do you wanna live

September 9, 2004

The death of Scott Claborn hit my heart with great sadness, as I worked with Scott for three years. He and I started our law enforcement careers as Anderson County Detention Officers with great hopes of continuing to serve one day as Law Enforcement officers. Our dreams came true and our lives took different directions. I continue to work for the Anderson County Sheriff's Department as an Investigator and Scott moved away and began to work for the Harris County Constable's office. Scott loved his family and the people he served. His love of love enforcement shows through the service he provided to all those who came in contact with him. Our lives took different turns but both Scott and I wouldn't have changed anything about what we love to do.... to serve. God Bless His Family
And to Scott, we'll meet again on Heaven's beat


June 30, 2004

To the Claborn family, friends, and the Harris County Constable's Office. You have lost a beautiful soul, but heaven has one more shining star. Our thoughts and prays are with you all. Thanks Deputy Claborn for all you have done for your brothers and sisters; rest in peace.

Patrol Officer
Prince George's County, Maryland

April 13, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 4, 2004

Please remember the fallen officers we have lost. Remember the men and women who died trying to make this world a safer and better place for us all to live in. Thank you Deputy Claborn for a job well done. Please continue to watch over us and protect us as only you can. You will forever be at our side and in our hearts.

For those of you who still have loved ones with us please take the time to tell them how much you appreciate and care about them.


If I knew it would be the last time
That I'd see you fall asleep,
I would tuck you in more tightly
and pray the Lord, your soul to keep.

If I knew it would be the last time
that I see you walk out the door,
I would give you a hug and kiss
and call you back for one more.

If I knew it would be the last time
I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise,
I would video tape each action and word,
so I could play them back day after day.

If I knew it would be the last time,
I could spare an extra minute
to stop and say "I love you,"
instead of assuming you would KNOW I do.

If I knew it would be the last time
I would be there to share your day,
Well I'm sure you'll have so many more,
so I can let just this one slip away.

For surely there's always tomorrow
to make up for an oversight,
and we always get a second chance
to make everything just right.

There will always be another day
to say "I love you,"
And certainly there's another chance
to say our "Anything I can do?"

But just in case I might be wrong,
and today is all I get,
I'd like to say how much I love you
and I hope we never forget.

Tomorrow is not promised to anyone,
young or old alike,
And today may be the last chance
you get to hold your loved one tight.

So if you're waiting for tomorrow,
why not do it today?
For if tomorrow never comes,
you'll surely regret the day,

That you didn't take that extra time
for a smile, a hug, or a kiss
and you were too busy to grant someone,
what turned out to be their one last wish.

So hold your loved ones close today,
and whisper in their ear,
Tell them how much you love them
and that you'll always hold them dear

Take time to say "I'm sorry,"
"Please forgive me," "Thank you," or "It's okay."
And if tomorrow never comes,
you'll have no regrets about today.


March 20, 2004

My family would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the family & friends of Deputy Constable Frank (Scotty) Claborn. We suffered the loss of our niece P.O. Jennifer Fettig last month and know the pain you're going through. May God help you in the healing process and watch over everyone in law enforcement.

Gail M Pabst

March 19, 2004

My fiance, Dennis McElderry, was the first law enforcement casualty of 2003. Dennis died doing a job he loved, just as I'm sure Scotty did. It saddens me to know that Dennis was not the first to die in the line of duty, nor will he and Scotty be the last to die this way.

Having gone through the pain of losing Dennis I can truly understand and feel the pain that Deputy Claborn's family, friends, and co-workers must be feeling. My heart goes out to you all, especially to his wife. No one can truly understand the pain of our loss until they've walked in our shoes. I wish I could give you a few words of wisdom to help you through this tough time, but there isn't anything I can really say or do to make the situation better. Just know that my thoughts are with you.

Please accept my condolences on behalf of the McElderry family and remember that Scotty is part of huge law enforcement family. If you ever need anything any number of them will be there for you (as I've quickly found out!) From reading the many reflections posted here, I am certain Scotty was well respected and well loved.

Thank you for a job well done and for helping to make this world a safer place for us all. Please say "hello" to my fiance Dennis for me.

Peace, Love, Luck, and Happiness!

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Deputy Sheriff Dennis McElderry's fiancee - EOW (01/03/03)

March 15, 2004

Frank some time has passed but your memory we hold in high esteem. You are remembered. For those whom you left behind we will continue on to hold the line and remember you fondly.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

March 13, 2004

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