Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper William Lloyd McClendon

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 2006

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Reflections for Trooper William Lloyd McClendon

My brother God bless you and keep you,My heart goes out to your family and department,your State and our country is a safer place for your having Protect and served.

F/Sgt.Bob McComas (retired)
West Virginia State Police

October 15, 2006

May the Lord bless you and keep you. May He make His face shine upon you. May the Lord give you peace. I was blessed to have called him my friend. Bill was good man. Bill was a hero. He made this world a better place. I pray for the Lord's comfort for the family he loved so much. He loved his wife and children. All three children, were his heart's joy. I remember the first time he showed me a picture of Dakota as a baby. He was so proud. I know he was so proud of all his children. A husband and father like that is so rare. Please know that our thoughts are with you at this time. I know he is with Jesus. I know he is watching from heaven, and he too must be asking God to comfort you with all of heaven's love.

Scott and Hope Fry
friends

October 15, 2006

GOD SPEED BROTHER

A BROTHER IN BLUE

October 14, 2006

My prayers are with the family and friends of Trooper McClendon. His ultimate sacrafice will not be forgotten.

investigator Mike Bradford
Tallahassee Police Dept

October 14, 2006

When the Lord was creating peace officers, he was into his sixth day of overtime when an angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one."
And the Lord said, "Have you read the spec on this order? A peace officer has to be able to run five miles through alleys in the dark, scale walls, enter homes the health inspector wouldn't touch, and not wrinkle his uniform.

"He has to be able to sit in an undercover car all day on a stakeout, cover a homicide scene that night, canvass the neighborhood for witnesses, and testify in court the next day.

"He has to be in top physical condition at all times, running on black coffee and half-eaten meals. And he has to have six pairs of hands."

The angel shook her head slowly and said, "Six pairs of hands... no way."

"It's not the hands that are causing me problems," said the Lord, "it's the three pairs of eyes an officer has to have."

"That's on the standard model?" asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. One pair that sees through a bulge in a pocket before he asks, "May I see what's in there, sir?" (When he already knows and wishes he'd taken that accounting job.) "Another pair here in the side of his head for his partners' safety. And another pair of eyes here in front that can look reassuringly at a bleeding victim and say, 'You'll be all right ma'am, when he knows it isn't so."

"Lord," said the angel, touching his sleeve, "rest and work on this tomorrow."

"I can't," said the Lord, "I already have a model that can talk a 250 pound drunk into a patrol car without incident and feed a family of five on a civil service paycheck."

The angel circled the model of the peace officer very slowly, "Can it think?" she asked.

"You bet," said the Lord. "It can tell you the elements of a hundred crimes; recite Miranda warnings in its sleep; detain, investigate, search, and arrest a gang member on the street in less time than it takes five learned judges to debate the legality of the stop... and still it keeps its sense of humor.

This officer also has phenomenal personal control. He can deal with crime scenes painted in hell, coax a confession from a child abuser, comfort a murder victim's family, and then read in the daily paper how law enforcement isn't
sensitive to the rights of criminal suspects."

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek of the peace officer. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you that you were trying to
put too much into this model."

"That's not a leak," said the lord, "it's a tear."

"What's the tear for?" asked the angel.

"It's for bottled-up emotions, for fallen comrades, for commitment to that funny piece of cloth called the American flag, for justice."

"You're a genius," said the angel.

The Lord looked somber. "I didn't put it there," he said.

Phil Dispatcher
Love County Sheriffs Department

October 14, 2006

I just wanted to family to know that I have prayed for their comfort and support. He was a Hero!!!!

Jerry Ledbetter
none

October 13, 2006

I grew up with Bill in Drumright, OK. He graduated high school with my older sister. Bill was one of those older guys that would always talk to us younger kids. I can remember him throwing the football around with us Jr. high football players after the varsity team had finished practice. Bill also kinda got his start in Law Enforcement working for my Grandfather as a underage buyer for the Creek County Sheriffs dept. I guess you really never realize how someone has impacted your life until they are gone. Bill, you have made your hometown proud! Thank you for your service!

Billy Fowler
Friend

October 13, 2006

Thank you for your service, Trooper McClendon. It was not in vain. My condolences to the family. RIP

Officer K. Johnson
Upper Moreland Twp. Police, PA

October 13, 2006

I would like to say on behalf of the Troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police, our prayers and thoughts are with you, your friends and loved ones. God Speed Brother……

Trooper
Pennsylvania State Police

October 13, 2006

Trooper McClendon,

I lost a partner to be, I will pray for you and your family. Good luck in your new beat heaven maybe your be my F.T.O there.

Sunny Hasnain
Going to be in Law-Enforcement

October 13, 2006

May you know only peace that your tour is done.
God bless.

Chris Kanches
Patrolman,Wheeling,illinois

October 12, 2006

OUr thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and fellow troopers. We are sorry for your loss.

District Chicago
Illinois State Police

October 12, 2006

What a sad loss for our fellow brothers in Oklahoma. Trooper McClendon is saluted for his service and dedication. Thoughts and prayers to his family and comrades.

God takes the very best..

Officer Scott Parker
Covington Texas Police Dept.

October 12, 2006

Our prayers are with you and your family, (both blood and badge). We are all brothers and brother, watch over us as we still fight the good fight down here. Rest easy.

Trooper II Allen
Texas Highway Patrol

October 11, 2006

McClendon family and OHP,
I pray that God will comfort you all in the days and years to come. God bless you all.

Kelly Schieffer
surviving sister of
Trooper Chris Van Krevelen
OHP 952 E.O.W. 11/28/02

Kelly Schieffer
Communications, Enid Police Department

October 11, 2006

The highest of distinctions is service to others. -King George VI

Trooper McClendon -- Your dedication to the good of your community will not be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Trooper McClendon -- Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

October 11, 2006

God bless Trooper McClendon
May you rest in peace brother and keep a watchful eye on your family and friends.
God speed..

Trooper Earl Firnstein
NYSP

October 10, 2006

Thank you for your service, and God bless you brother. I will pray for your family.

Agent Brandon Ladner
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

October 10, 2006

To Trooper McClendon's family:

I am so sorry for your loss. I know that there are no words to take away the pain and sorrow you are feeling right now. Take comfort in knowing that he is in a place where he can't be hurt anymore. My husband and I are praying for you.

Shannon
wivesbehindthebadge.org

October 10, 2006

Bill,

Its hard to believe that you are gone. It had just been a few days since we talked. I know that you are with Jesus right now and that gives me comfort. Thanks for your friendship in the academy and over the last 9 years. You were a true Trooper.

Rest in Peace my Brother.

Trooper Chris Herd #593
Friend / Littermate 50th Academy

Trooper Chris Herd #593
Oklahoma Highway Patrol

October 10, 2006

God bless you and your family.You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.

TFC Cuddington
Georgia State Patrol

October 10, 2006

Rest in Peace my friend, You are appreciated and will never be forgotten.

Detective
Logan County Sheriff's Office, Oklahoma

October 9, 2006

Rest in Peace Hero. It is too few who are brave enough to wear the badge, and too hard to say goodbye when they are taken.

Wife and Daughter of LEO's

October 9, 2006

To Trooper McClendons family, friends, and co-workers you all are in my prayers. May you find peace and comfort is this very hard time. We here know all to well your pain in losing a friend, co-worker, Ofc. Larry R. Cox EOW 4-21-2005.
Brother McClendon, God Bless and God speed. Rest assured your brothers and sisters will close ranks, step forward and carry on in your memory.

Ofc. Eric McKee
Chillicothe PD, Chillicothe, Ohio

October 8, 2006

God bless the family of Trooper William L. McClendon and to all the brave members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Trooper
New Jersey State Police

October 8, 2006

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