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

Hope,Maverick and Kendra,
Please know you are all in our hearts today.
No matter how much time passes we will never forget our heroes.

We Love you all
Diana, Brittany and Lauren

Diana May

October 1, 2009

Still missing you each passing day...you were such a great friend with a very kind heart. You have helped so many and will never be forgotten. Miss u DUDE...

Friend

June 23, 2009

A broken family left behind
Slowly healing by the day
Your soul is gone but
Thoughts of you will never fail
The family is moving on making friends and growing
Though their thoughts might fade away
They love you all the same

Anonymous

April 12, 2009

You were my best guy friend a girl could ask for. You were always racing in and out of my life when I needed someone to be there. Your wife and children were blessed with a very special person in their life. Always know you are in my thoughts and your family is in my prayers. Keep a special watch over my boys. My oldest still talks about "Big Bill" and has his trooper bear! Miss you always

Anonymous

March 26, 2009

Bill,

Can't believe its been two years. Watch my six for me...

Officer Billy Fowler
Altus Police Dept.

October 13, 2008

Bill,
We miss you so much! Maverick and Kendra have turned into young adults and are doing so well. You would be so proud of both of them!!!! You would also be so proud of Hope! She is such a great mom and she works so hard to keep your memory alive for the kids sake. She talks about you all the time. We start off laughing in the beginning and end up crying! Please keep a protective eye over them everyday and take care of my husband up there with you! We love you and Hope and the kids so much!!!!!!!

friend

October 9, 2008

To Trooper Willim McClendon and his loved ones:

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

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 as well as your family. 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 or praise.

Rest in Peace, Trooper McClendon.

In reading the many loving reflections, I know you are so proud of your children who continue to express their love and admiration for you. I can see that that they are also reaching out to other families and are comforting and inspiring them with their support and friendship. Your greatest legacy is your children. Maybe one day I will have the privilege of meeting your family.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Bill gave to his community and the citizens of Oaklahoma, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 1, 2006.

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

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

October 1, 2008

In the simple performance of duty,
he pinned on a badge,
checked his gear with a practiced eye,
and kissed his loved ones good-bye.
In the simple performance of duty,
he reported for work,
joked with his buddies at roll call,
and made his last trip down the squad room hall.
In the simple performance of duty,
he answered the call
to help the helpless, to find the lost,
no matter the danger or how great the cost.
In the simple performance of duty,
he lay down his life,
for those in peril he tried to save,
our brave friend went to his grave.
In the simple performance of duty,
we honor his deed,
as we carry him to rest in a flag-draped casket,
long after the world has forgotten, we shall never forget.
Never judge or regret, what he did, In the simple performance of duty."

-Author unknown

Anonymous

October 1, 2008

Thinking of you guys on this day. You know he is always watching over you and smiling down on you!!

Trish Wertz
Widow of P.O. Scott Wertz, EOW 8-6-06

October 1, 2008

Another year without you. We all miss you very much. God bless you.

Anonymous

October 1, 2008

Well partner another year gone by... you are still very much thought of, missed and loved..Dakota has turned into a very strong, respectful young man... you would be proud..
R.I.P
partner

Anonymous

September 30, 2008

Hey bill its cody i was just saying hi and going to tell you that you made a dint in my life even though i was not around that much i am going to school to be a police officer and you helped me make that choice. Love ya brother

cody harris
cousin

September 30, 2008

Wow, it's almost been two years. I miss talking to you as much today as the day you were taken from us. Happy Belated Birthday. We miss you!!
Always in our hearts,

Stephanie
friend

September 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Bill.

Anonymous

September 19, 2008

HAPPY 39TH BIRTHDAY!!! You are deeply missed...

Anonymous

September 19, 2008

I've lost my dad in the line of duty as well. I've heard from your son, Maverick that you were on the way to his birthday when you were killed. I just wanted to tell you that after knowing him for two years, that he's a great person. Your daughter Kendra is just the dame. She is so nice to me and my sister. My sister talks about Maverick and Kendra all the time using coments like: "Maverick is so funny" and "Kendra is one of your friends that I think is the best". I hope you and my dad are friends and I want you to know that I will remember you along with the CA officers that have died.

Anonymous

August 21, 2008

As a flight nurse for Tulsa Life Flight, I worked with Trooper McClendon while organizing a training video for Tulsa Life Flight. We had a lot of fun with Trooper McClendon as he admitted that he had never called for a helicopter before. There were several takes with tongue twisters and lots of laughs as we filmed the part with Trooper McClendon calling for a helicopter over the radio. There is some footage of Trooper McClendon in the video if you are interested in watching it. There are two videos that can be found on You Tube then search Tulsa Life Flight. Please enjoy and God Bless your family!

Hilary
Tulsa Life Flight

August 15, 2008

Hey Dad
Just got back from Washington. I made a lot of new friends there. You would have been so proud of me. Kendra made friends to. Im trying to take care of her and mom. But trust me it aint as easy as it looks. (you know how it is) LOL!! nah but kendra is becoming quit the young lady and mom is still her same beautiful self. We all miss you dearly and cant wait to see you!
love you forever!!!!!!!!

Maverick McClendon
son of 663 forever

May 18, 2008

Mr. McClendon,
My dad died too. Ten months and one day before you. I met Maverick at COPS Camp the summer of 2007 and Kendra at Washington DC 2007. Both of them are so nice and caring. Kendra is so nice and I want to become closer to her. Maverick is very nice and polite, a real friend.
Tell your family I'm thinking of them.

Amanda Walker
Friend of Maverick and Kendra's

April 17, 2008

I never got to meet you but you were probably a wonderful dad. Kendra and Maverick are great kids.Hope is a wonderful person too .Kendra can cheer some one up in a snap of a finger.Maverick can put a smile on your face. Hope can make you feel good about yourself.I hope i'll get to meet you someday. With Love,
Calee' Wolfe

Calee Wolfe
friend of Kendra

April 6, 2008

Bill,
I only got to meet you once before but I knew right then that you were special. Maverick is very special to me, and so is Kendra and Hope. They will always love and miss you. My dad is also an OHP. His number is 330. I couldn't live without him. I don't know how they do it. But they do it and they do it well.

"For I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength" Pilipians 4:13

Karli Plunkett
Friend of Son, Daughter, and Spouse

Karli Plunkett
Maverick's friend

February 7, 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
Sergeant
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

January 9, 2008

Dad I miss you so much we are all doing well here I cant wait to see you again.I am still going to become a state trooper like you wanted me to and I hope I make you proud.I talk about you all the time I look like you more every day.I play basketball and make straight A's.Mav really has a hard time without you here and doesnt like to talk about it he misses you alot.Mom misses you to I know she is lonely and she has a hard time talking about stuff to.I know that you are waching over us.

I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU GREATLY!!!
LOVE:KENDRA ~DAUGHTER OF 663 FOREVER~

Kendra McClendon
daughter

December 29, 2007

Bill, you have touched so many lives and where looked up to by so many people. You where really a credit to OHP and all of Law enforcment. You won't be forgotten.

Sgt. Stumpf
Friend

November 16, 2007

Hi, I met Kendra in DC this past May.

Amanda

November 2, 2007

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