Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Clarence H. Phillips

Beckham County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, June 21, 1930

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Reflections for Sheriff Clarence H. Phillips

Sheriff Phillips is our family ancestor. My mother remembers when her Grandparent Phillips received a telegram informing of his death. Since they lived in Idaho, long distance travel was difficult to impossible during 1930s. Mom kept his memory alive for the family.

Laynah J Rogers

July 13, 2023

Sheriff Phillips,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for for the citizens of Beckham County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 21, 2020

On this 90th "anniversary" of your untimely departure, please know that no passage of time can ever erase your service or the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 21, 2020

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 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 82nd anniversary year 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 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

November 28, 2012

My Grandfather was Martin Baker, Sheriff Phillips deputy. My uncle was named after Sheriff Phillips when he was born in honor of his life, death and friendship, Philips Baker. I had heard fragments of this story since I was little and I had recently come across some papers that I have had that my grandfather kept, including a song he wrote in honor of the Sheriff and his sacrifice. It does my heart good to know his story and to know more of the man that strongly influenced my family and my family's history.

Matthew M. Baker, citizen
Grandson of Deputy Mart baker

May 17, 2012

Thank you for serving for Beckham County. Today the citizen just like me are still being watched over by the deputies of the very same department you gave your life for. Thank you Rest In Peace.

Beckham County Citizen

March 13, 2007

Sheriff Phillips,
It has taken almost 75 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Beckham County.


December 28, 2005



December 27, 2005

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