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Senior Corrections Officer Wayne Robert Clark

New Jersey Department of Corrections, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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Reflections for Senior Corrections Officer Wayne Robert Clark

Good man I worked with him from 83 thru 89 both at the VRU and RFSP. He was taken to soon.

Ret. Lt. Paul Dunn

January 9, 2021

Very sad occurrence. Rest in peace, and God bless you and your family.

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

January 10, 2017


Detective Dennis Pothos
Fort Lee, NJ Police Department

May 30, 2015

Hard to believe it has been 8 years. I know you are watching over all of us, especially your family. Gone too soon!!

Dawn N

January 10, 2014

Hey Wayne; I am so sorry to be writing this note past the anniversary of your passing. I have been sick recently, and not able to do much, but I am on my way of recovering. I think often of our days working together, and the fun we all had both on and off the job. I will always remember the Jelly Donuts, and the Chocolate Candy. Karen and I often speak of you, and she remembers times like our bike run to Carlaisle, and our wedding reception, not to forget the motorcycle event our club held where you showed up dressed for a ball. Boy what laughs we had. You were and will continue to be an inspiration to all that had the great pleasure of knowing you. I'll let you get back to duty now,God Bless.

SCO Robert J. Franklin Sr.
Friend, Co-Worker and partner

January 13, 2013

Wayne, On this 6th year anniversary of your passing, my thoughts are of you. Although we went our separate ways, many years ago, I would always think of you. How I wish you were still here, if nothing but to bestow some friendly words of wisdom, especially over these past few years.

Dawn Norcross

January 10, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6h 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 who was murdered in the 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. I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Luis, you are a truly devoted friend and that strong friendship bond is evidence of the character of both this fallen officer and yourself.

Rest In Peace.

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

January 10, 2012

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, we worked together many long years ago and it is a shame that you passed on so long before your did many of the others over the years, some from disease, others in the line of duty, and still others at their own best to you as well Luis, the other half of Clark and Caldero....

Retired Chief

September 8, 2011

It has been five years since that fateful Tuesday in January of 2006, and I still have problems making sense of it and coming to terms with everything that happened. I realize that I am writing this some five years and fifteen days after the fact, but I still question why things went the way they did. There is no reason for me to speak of our friendship, as you know all to well about that. As to Luis, I have not spoke to him in a while because doing so always brings back that fateful day. There is no question in anyones mind what you always brought to the table. We always speak about the Jelly donuts that dripped on your dress blouse every time you ate one, or how very much you liked chocolate, and most of all, your everlasting smile. One thing that is always mentioned besides your love for Connie, is the fact that you were a Proud and True American. I am now 62, and pray for many more years here on earth, but when my name is called, I hope to see you at the gates waiting for me with a Jelly Donut. You will be forever missed, and never forgotten.
Your Friend, Robert (Bob) Franklin

SCO Robert J. Franklin

January 25, 2011

Hi Wayne,
Today is the 5th year of your passing. Connie, Michelle, and I went to your Memorial on Sunday January 9th. Both Connie and I reflected as to how much we both miss you. If you were still with Connie it would have made you a Grand Father again (with two more times) on Connie's side.

I have been riding your bike (the Harley) but it would have been very different with you on yours and me on mine. This would have been our Sturgis year.

I will be writing again.


Luis A. Caldero
Best Friend & Retired Sgt.

January 10, 2011

Hi Wayne,
Think about you again. I went to the see you last week and spend a few minutes at the cemetery, missing you very much. I will always remember.

Sgt. Retired

October 4, 2010

Hi Wayne,
Connie and I will be riding your bike (weather permiting) to your memorial at Centeral Office on the 13th of May. We honor your birthday this way. We both miss you. Your bike will be taking another trip this summer. This time a 5,200 mile trip. I just wish we were riding together, although you look over us (Michelle & I) when we ride it would have been better to have you and Connie accompany us on the trip. I think of you and the times we spent working together; we made a great team!

Always your best friend,


(Retired Sgt) Luis Caldero

May 6, 2010

It has been a while since I have written a reflection. That does not mean you have not been part of my life daily. I speak to Connie and she also misses you tremendously. It is now 3:30pm on Wednesday afternoon. SNOWING AGAIN! Connie called me a few days ago and we spoke of how much fun you would have had with the GIANT snow blower you bought.

Dad and I speak daily. He asks about Connie every time we speak. He misses you saying how he loved having you visit him. He felt that you and I we both his sons. I guess we were; we were brothers not only in "arms" but in heart. We both cared about everyone we worked with and most we met. Respect was always forefront to both of us. We respected as well as received respect.

I guess what I am saying is that I miss having you in my life. I know that you and Connie would be riding with Michelle and I to the Grand Canyon this summer. We all miss you.


Sgt (Retired) Luis A. Caldero
DOC - Waynes Best Friend

February 10, 2010

rest in peace sir

retired sergeant njdoc
njdoc craig russo

September 25, 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 19, 2009

RIP hero...You may be gone 3 years but never forgotten!

Wife of LEO from NJ

Wife of LEO

January 10, 2009

Hi Wayne,
I took a ride on your Harley last week. I went down to check on my Dad. I left home in New Jersey at 0400 hours on Monday September 29th and rode no stop till the Florida State line. I only stopped for gas. I stayed in Georgia over night. Again I left Tuesday morning at 0400 hours. As I got through Jacksonville, FL I had a rear tire blow out at approximately 75mph. The bike shook a bit, but no problems. I was towed to Adamec Harley Davidson and they replaced the tire, brakes, calipers, and bearings at my request.

You would like the way I have taken care of your bike. The staff at Adamec called the bike a “Good Old Girl” They said that someone must have been looking out for me when the tire blow. I told them I did.

I though of you and me riding in 2004 and 2005 during Dayton Bike Week and the great time we had. I remembered the rides we took in Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York and New Hampshire. I thank you for watching over me when I ride.

I will be going over to visit “Lovey” soon. Connie and I talk nearly every week. She misses you so very much.

I find writing things down helps me. I will talk to you later.

Retire Sgt. Luis A. CAldero
Best Friend

October 8, 2008

Hi Wayne,
I took a ride on your Harley today. I am taking very good care of your bike. I just wish "we" could ride together as we did for so many years. I did not go to Daytona Bike Week this year. Several reasons; but it is not the same without the two of us riding. I wish that you and Connie and Michelle and I would have had a chance to take the trips we planned on. I look at the photos of the trips we took to Alaska, Puerto Rico, and all the other bike trips we took. It is amazing the number of places we visited. I am sure glad I always took the camera with us. Connie and I enjoy seeing you and her on the Harley. She really misses you and I know see Loves you. We are both still having a hard time not having you with us.

I will write soon.


Retire Sgt. Luis A. CAldero
Best Friend

March 12, 2008

Rest in peace my Brother...we got the watch from here.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex- New Jersey Cop

January 10, 2008


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 3, 2008

Hi Wayne,

Well this year is almost over with. The New Year is almost on us. I am having a hard time resolving several situations and I am a bit depressed because of them. You know that I don’t like other people getting in the way of doing the “right” thing no matter what it is. Unfortunately, I have to wait for others to do their jobs before I can get things done.

I thought that if you were still around we would be talking about the situations. It is raining and I was in the ‘87 Blazer you drove many times. I was thinking of driving to your grave site just to sit and talk to you. You must have known; because as I got out of the truck I found a “penny” at my feet. I have never been a superstitious person but the finding of pennies very time I feel down is much more then a coincidence.

I drove directly to see Connie at work and we are going to share a pizza tonight. She will be glad to see that you sent me a “penny”. People must think that Connie and I are NUTS when we find these pennies and make such a deal about it.

If people what to know why it is important to us they should read the poem: “Pennies from Heaven”.

I will write you again.


Sgt. (Ret) Luis A. Caldero

December 13, 2007

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

December 12, 2007

Your smile was a beautiful one..You lit up the room without trying..You are truly missed!

SCO Katrina Faltz

May 26, 2007

Senior Corrections Officer Clark,

I will reflect upon your 23 years of service and tremendous sacrifice to law enforcement as I ride in your honor during the Police Unity Tour's 2007 Memorial Ride from Portsmouth, VA to Washington, DC this May.

Family, friends and coworkers, I recognize that no words of mine could ever relieve any pain you experience from this loss in your lives, but you all should know that like me, there are people that never knew Officer Wayne Clark, that do care and will remember him for years to come. Please accept my most sincere sympathies and respects.

Sergeant W. Scott Humphrey
Virginia Beach Police Department

March 11, 2007

Hi Wayne,

I send you this message knowing in my heart that you still feel how much I and Connie “Love’ you. Connie and I went to the memorial at Riverfront State Prison. Connie placed the red rose with you. We then went to see you and she placed another rose with you again.

On this anniversary day (yesterday), I had a hard time just keeping myself together. You and I always portrayed the “tuff guy” image during our working hours. I also can to know the man that cared and respected everyone. I always felt honored that you and I became much more then partners in uniform. We became brothers!

As you know already know, Mom died on Thanksgiving Day 2006. I spent about five months taking care of her and Dad before she left this world for a place where she will no longer suffer. Thank you for being there for her. I truly believe you are taking care of her and keeping her company. Both Mom and Dad basically adopted you as part of our extended family. They both knew that you and I chose our friendship which became as much or more then natural brothers.

I miss you so very much. I have a new friend in Connie. I just wished I would have had the time and opportunity to be your best man at your wedding. I would have inherited a sister in your wife. I can just image the motorcycle trips all of us would be taking. I keep finding the “pennies” you send me to remind me that you are still with me.

“Pennies from Heaven” was a poem that I had not read until Connie sent it to me. She and I smile every time we find one. I hope you have the one I left for you. The one you sent me just after Mom’s death is the one I gave you. I hope it will be with you for eternity.

I had an extremely difficult time writing you yesterday. Today, it is just as difficult. I will always remember our times together on and off the job. I just wished we had more time together and I wish so very much that you and Connie would have had a life-time together. I know you loved her and I knew she loves you.

I will be taking our trip to Alaska on the motorcycle we both planned. Unfortunately, I will be taking it alone, but on your bike. I know you will be with me during the trip. The summer of 2008 is our time to ride. As we planned Connie will be in Anchorage when we arrive. Both our ladies will be there when “we” arrive.

Your friend/brother


Luis A. Caldero, Sgt. Retired

January 11, 2007

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