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

Bill was a all around great guy, what else can be said!! My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and everyone that he touched, We Will Miss You Bill!!!!

Tara Wilson
former dispatcher

February 27, 2007

We all miss you so much Bill. We visit you in Sapulpa often and make sure you are looking good. You are thought about all the time and my husband still grieves for you. You were a good friend, father, and above all a wonderful man. Your children will be forever proud of you. Hope to see you again in a better place.

Andrea Schroyer
Wife of Lance Schroyer #376

February 24, 2007

God bless you and your family brother trooper.

TROOPER LOREN MARTEL
OHIO STATE HIGHWAY PATROL

February 11, 2007

To Trooper McClendon's daughter,

I'm sure your Dad cherished every moment of the ten plus years he had loving you and watching you grow. It sounds as if he did a great job. I'm sure he never had a dollar more well spent in his life than buying you roses. Happy birthday. Make him proud.

Shawn and Michelle Rogers
Sister and Brother-in-law of Jonathan Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Shawn Rogers

January 28, 2007

Daddy, I had another birthday on January 23rd and I missed you so much. I turned 11 years old and mommy sent me eleven roses just like you always did. Trooper Scott Lee also sent me a birthday card. I love and miss you so much, so does Mav and mom!!
Kendra Jade McClendon
~~daughter of 663~~

Kendra Jade McClendon
daughter of 663

January 25, 2007

To my loving husband, I want to say thank you for giving me 14 wonderful years. You were such a hard worker and took such pride in everything you did. Thank you for giving me 2 wonderful children Maverick and Kendra, also for letting me be in Dakota's life as well. You have 3 of the best children in the world!! They love and miss you so much, as do I. Thank you so much for driving to Marietta 2 days before the accident just to give me my anniversary present. You were the most thoughtful man in the world! I know you are still watching over us and I know someday soon the kids and I will see you again, as Maverick says "in a way better place!". I love you so much, always have and always will!!
**~Surviving Spouse of Trooper William L McClendon 663~**
~ Hope "Renee" McClendon 663.5 ~

Hope "Renee" McClendon
Surviving Spouse of Trooper William McClendon

January 25, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

--"God's finger touched him, and he slept."--Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Aloha Trooper William L. McClendon,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe, will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here. That "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is an hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find comfort as we give comfort to the families who have lost a loved one.

As we say in Hawaii, “We are`Ohana.” We are family. God Bless this fallen hero. May we embrace him as one of our own family member; our `Ohana. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one; not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in His Divine peace.

Trooper William L. McClendon, I wish you, your loved ones, your fellow officers, and friends, peace and love beyond all understanding.

--- May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. ---

THE PEACE OF " I "
KA MALUHIA O KA "I"

Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale (Private Citizen)
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

January 9, 2007

Bill,
I was always so very proud of the role you took in your children's lives. I know that they were your world. They are so blessed to have had a daddy like you! Thank you for all you did for me and everyone you met. You truly were an amazing person...
See you later, Dude!
Your friend FOREVER...

Renee (Shanahan) Lee
Drumright High School Friend

December 11, 2006

You will NEVER be forgotten. God Bless brother

Deputy Randy McSparren
Commanche County S.O. OK

December 2, 2006

What I remember most about Bill is the wonderful smile that greated everyone. His charm and wonderful sense of humor guarenteed you would never forget him. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bill's family.

Bill, you make me proud and you are truly my hero.

May light everlasting shine upon you.

Chris LaFrance
Bill's high school biology teacher

November 30, 2006

Trooper McClendon,
Thank you and your family for your service. God Speed!

Trooper Caleb Williams
Texas Highway Patrol

November 21, 2006

rest well brother godspeed, and your family are in my thoughts

Officer S D Amiott RET.
Calvin PD Ok.

November 9, 2006

"When tomorrow starts without me,
And I'm not there to see,
If the sun should rise and find your eyes
all filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn't cry
the way you did today,
While thinking of the many things,
We didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me,
As much as I love you,
And each time that you think of me,
I know you'll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,
Please try to understand,
that an angel came and called my name,
And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,
In heaven far above,
And that I'd have to leave behind
all those I dearly love.

But as I turned to walk away,
A tear fell from my eye,
For all my life, I'd always thought,
I didn't want to die.

I had so much to live for,
So much left yet to do,
it seemed almost impossible,
that I was leaving you.

I thought of all the yesterdays,
The good ones and the bad,
I thought of all that we shared,And all the fun
we had.

If I could relive yesterday,
Just even for a while,
I'd say good-bye and kiss you
and maybe see you smile.

But then I fully realized,
That this could never be,
For emptiness and memories,
would take the place of me.

And when I thought of worldly things,
I might miss some tomorrow,
I thought of you, and when I did,
My heart was filled with sorrow.

But when I walked through heaven's gates,
I felt so much at home.
When God looked down and smiled at me,
From His great golden throne,

He said, "This is eternity,
And all I've promised you."
Today your life on earth is past,
but here life starts anew.

I promise no tomorrow,
But today will always last,
and since each day is the same way,
There's no longing for the past.

So when tomorrow starts without me,
don't think we're far apart,
For every time you think of me,
I'm right here, in your heart "
"AUTHOR UNKNOWN"

November 6, 2006

Bill was one of the best!! Not much more to say than that! Rest Brother we have the watch.

Officer John Dragoo
Anna P.D. (TX) formerly of Okmulgee P.D.

Ofc. John Dragoo
Anna P.D. (Tx) formerly of Okmulgee P.D.

October 30, 2006

Trooper McClendon, Thank you so much for your service and dedication. You are a true HERO that will never be forgotten.

To the family and fellow Brown Shirts, He is still with you every moment of every day and every shift. You have the best angel watching over you. Never forget that you have a huge law enforcement family here in Oklahoma and all over the world praying for you. "We will never forget"

Messena Howze
Wife of Oklahoma City Police Officer

October 29, 2006

Bill,I only got a chance to meet you once but I know all three kids love you very very much! Kendra will never forget you. She talks about you everyday. Hope,Dakota, Maverick, Kendra, I want you to all know that you are in me and my families prayers. May God Bless you and wrap his arms around you!

Jonnah Liddell
Kendra BFF

October 27, 2006

I never knew Bill personally, but I could tell he made a big impact on many lives! You could definately tell the kind of loving and caring person he was just by the way Hope talked about her husband and the way that Maverick and Kendra talked about their dad! So to Hope, Maverick, and Kendra....your cheerleaders are always here for you no matter what! I know you all well enough to know that you can get through this because you are all are so very strong! I just want to let you all know that you are always on my mind and in my prayers! I love you all so much and I thank God for putting you all in my life!
God Bless,
Chrissy
Hope's Cheerleader!*!*!

Chrissy Birks
Hope's Cheerleader

October 24, 2006

Well what can I say, my dad was a loving father, and a loving husband. He was also one of the best OHP's that I knew. I will miss his loving smile and his awsome sense of humor. We did alot of things together, for example he taught me alot of things about football(He was the BIGGEST OU fan I ever knew). I am going to miss doing all those father son things that I loved so much. He always wanted his car spotless, and was always shining the brass on his uniform. I know he took great pride in being a Highway Patrol and would haved loved to see all the caring people paying their respects to him. I would majorly like to thank Brian Costanza, Lance Schroyer,Scott Lee, Mike Smith,Steve McCroskey, Mike Plunkett,and Marty Grisham for being there for us in many ways through this difficult time. I know they hate losing a fellow officer. I would like to tell my Uncle DJ, Aunt Courtney , and my cousins Kayla and Austin Keizor thank you for their love and support. There was never a minute when you guys weren't right there. I would also like to let my grandpa and grandma Don and Carol Keizor know how much I love them. THANK YOU, you guys mean the world to me. Mom, I love you so much. I will always be there, just remember that. Kendra and Dakota I love you both so much. We can get through this together. And to my dad(Trooper McClendon #663)I will see you again and in a way better place. I love you and miss you already.
Maverick Levi McClendon
*Son Of 663 forever*

Maverick McClendon
*SON FOREVER*

October 21, 2006

Daddy I love you so much! You were the best dad in the world. I miss our 7:30 AM phone conversations and our little jokes. I'm so proud of what you did for so many people. You will always be in my heart and my memories. I miss you dearly but I know your in a better place and one day we shall meet again. I would like to say "Thank You" to Lance Schroyer, Brian Costanza, Scott Lee, Steve McCroskey Mike Smith, Mike Plunkett, and Marty Grisham. I would also like to say "Thank You" to all the people who have sent reflections to this web site and all the other State Troopers who have helped me and my family. I Thank everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Most of all I want to thank my uncle D.J., aunt Courtney, cousins Kayla and Austin Keizor and my grandma and grandpa Don and Carol Keizor. I Love you Maverick and Dakota McClendon! I Love you Mommy. I Love You Daddy!!
Kendra Jade McClendon
Daddy's Little Girl Always!

Kendra Jade McClendon
~*DAUGHTER FOREVER*~

October 21, 2006

Rest in peace William.

Ofc. Andy Arena
Delray Beach (FL) Police Department

October 19, 2006

Bill, words cannot express what you meant to Brian and I. You were such an inspiration as a Trooper and as a Friend. You made such a wonderful impact on sooooo many lives and you'll never know how much you'll be missed. We have been blessed to have had you in our lives, you will never be forgotten. We Love You!

Terry Costanza
Wife of Oklahoma State Trooper 598

October 17, 2006

On behalf of the members of the Sutherlin Police Department, I send to you, our heartfelt condolences and prayers in your time of sadness. May your fallen officer’s legacy live on in the memories of his friends and family. Rest now brother, after a job well done. We’ll take it from here.

Cpl. Justin Marquis
Sutherlin Police Department, Sutherlin, Oregon

October 17, 2006

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Trooper McClendon, especially to his wife. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for William, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember William's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that William's life was about so much more than the way he died. William will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Trooper McClendon, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been three and a half years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

October 17, 2006

BILL WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON. HE WAS LIKED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE. HE WOULD GIVE THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK IF HE THOUGHT YOU NEEDED IT. BILL WAS A VERY GOOD MAN TO MY HUSBAND AND THEY TALKED AND DID A LOT OF THINGS TOGETHER. BILL INTRODUCED US TO HIM GRANDPARENTS AUDREY AND PETE AND THEY ARE JUST PART OF OUR FAMILY AS BILL WAS. IT'S JUST THAT YOU DON'T REALLY REALIZE HOW MUCH YOU MISS SOMEONE UNTIL THEY ARE GONE. BUT IT DOES MAKE YOU REALIZE THAT IF YOU HAVE A WIFE OR HUSBAND AND KIDS THAT YOU SHOULD STAND BY THEM AND BE THERE FOR THEM IN THE GOOD TIMES AND THE BAD. I KNOW FOR SURE THAT BILL LOVED HIS FAMILY ALOT BECAUSE HE COULDN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THEM. HE LOVED HIS WIFE AND THE THREE KIDS. HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR THEM THAT HE COULD. IN MY HEART I KNOW WHERE BILL IS NOW AND IT GIVES ME PEACE AND I HOPE THAT THEY WILL FILL THE SAME PEACE THAT COMES FROM GOD AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND PRAYER. WE LOVED BILL AND HE WAS A GREAT PERSON TO MANY PEOPLE YOUNG AND OLD. HE WAS THERE WHEN HE WAS NEEDED. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF BILL. BARBARA NICHOLES,SAND PRINGS,OK.

BARBARA NICHOLES
VERY GOOD FRIEND OF BILL

October 15, 2006

Bill was a wonderful person who always made you smile. He was truly out to protect and serve. He was one of OHP's finest and will be forever missed. May GOD bless your children as they grow up without you, however they now have an angel they know dearly.
Bill I will miss seeing you at the ballgames.

Mary (Fowler) Bookout
classmate

October 15, 2006

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