Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Sean Robert Clark

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 1, 2007

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Reflections for Police Officer Sean Robert Clark


Even though I never had the chance, honor and privilege of getting to know you. I appreciate the service that you provided to the department, also to the citizens of Charlotte. May you rest in peace. Also we would like you to know that your fellow brothers in blue, will be there to assist in anyway to take care of your family in their time of need. We won't let your sons forgot what an honorable man you are.

Keith Swaney
IPA, State Department

April 8, 2007



April 8, 2007

To the Family,
Sorry seems so weak at such a moment as this, but Our hearts are breaking for you guys. To watch the funeral coverage and see you taking that walk we took not so long ago, just last December. Please know that right now all that's required of you is to breath in and out, taking one step at a time. Hold those memories close to your heart and talk about him to everyone. We will see them again one day.

Melvin and Sandy Sheppard
Parents of Fallen Officer Sgt. Jason Sheppard

April 8, 2007

My sincere sympathy goes out to the family and fellow officers. It is in times like these that few are willing to give it all for someone else. Your Husband, Dad, was just one of these wonderful individuals(modern day knight) that chose to make this a better place for the rest of us. I am sure he is patroling the golden streets with our savior, for he is a real hero. Let his unborn child remember him as a great man who walked the thin blue line. Good Bye my brother, God Speed.

police officer II
Asheboro Police Dept.

April 8, 2007

Rest easy brother. You fought the good fight and now victory is yours. My thoughts and prayers are with the Clark family and the CMPD family.

Officer Bradley Swift
Boone PD, NC

April 8, 2007

God bless the CMPD officers, and thier families. Clark and Shelton are true heroes.

Captain. Robert Medlin
Kings Mtn Police Exploresrs Post 405

April 8, 2007

Officer Clark, may God bless you, your expectant wife, child and all the members of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. Brother, your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Special Agent
FBI New York

April 8, 2007

According to these reflections, you knew Jesus personally and that blesses me greatly as I know I will meet you face to face one day and be able to thank you for your sacrifice. There is none greater than Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. We don't get to Heaven based on what we do, but by the sacrifice He made on the cross for our sins. AMEN! Thank you for your fine
example to those that worked with you and knew you. There is now a huge void that cannot be filled, but as you are remembered, thoughts will turn to your exemplary life and we will be filled with pride and respect and love for the man you became. You were a wonderful testimony to the Lord you served. God be with all those who mourn and may His promises lift all those with heavy hearts for many years to come. I am reaching thru this computer and giving a big HUG to your sweet widow and your family, both at home and
at work. I wish I could erase your pain, but it is God-size and He's the only One up to the task.
With love from one coast of America to the other.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

April 8, 2007

My hearfelt prayers and condolences to your wife and son and to your family and friends and plice family. You will never be forgotten and will be remembered in my daily prayers. thank you for all you rhard work and dedication and the sacrifices you made in making it safer for the citizens of NC. God Bless you as you sleep in God's Love and in his Arms.
Kathi Halligan Phila PA wife and mom of LEO's

Kathi Halligan
Philadelphia PA

April 7, 2007

Another good officer is lost, but never forgotten. Those left behind are in our thougts and prayers here in Buncombe County.


April 7, 2007

May God be with the family in this time of great sadness and pain. As a former school friend I had the pleasure of knowing Sean through his high school years and he was a great guy. He could make you laugh with just a look. As a wife and a mother my heart goes out to Sherry and Brayden and for your unborn who will never know thier father.

May you rest in peace knowing that you sacrificed your life for others and may God be with your family as they go through what has been and what is to come.

Kristen Stutts Keistler
high school friend

April 7, 2007

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and even more sad to hear that you are expecting your second child. It's heart breaking. Our son was only six weeks old at the time his Daddy made the ultimate sacrifice, and 5 yrs later, it's still hard to accept. Please know that you will be in our prayers.

Carol Furlong & Craig Furlong-Turner
Survivors of fallen officer, Roy Turner FPD

April 7, 2007

Since late Saturday night when I heard the call "officers down", through all of the radio traffic, I have prayed. Since the dreaded call from an officer at the hospital giving us the final news, through all the reports on the news and both funerals, I have cried. I have spent this past week wanting so badly to say something, anything, that could bring you all some comfort but nothing seems right.

To the officers who have suffered the loss of two brothers yet have continued their duties, covered the shifts for officers from Jeff and Sean's district, stayed with the families, comforted each other and the public, and stood tall a proud to honor Jeff and Sean's service and sacrifice - You have honored the badge with your courage, you have honored the uniform with your strength, you have honored Jeff and Sean with your grace and you have honored their families with your tears. I am proud to know you and my pain and prayers have been for you and your families as well.

To Jeff and Sean's parents and family- I can not fathom the pain of loosing your child. They chose a life of service as the soldiers of God. None are so blessed as those that serve the weak and helpless. To live a life that improves the lives of all those you meet is divine. These men, your sons, lived that life. They worked hard to improve the lives of the people in the community they served. I know God has a special place in Heaven for Jeff and Sean.

To Jennifer and Sherry - I am the wife of a road Deputy. I know the fear always present when they put on that uniform. I know there is nothing that I could say to you to ease your pain because I know there is nothing that would console me. I just continue to pray that the peace and comfort that only Christ can bring will make each day a little more bearable than the one before it until, one day, you will breathe without pain and be able to remember, with joy, how blessed you were to have had such a precious love.

To Brayden and Baby Clark - You have lost the most. Baby, you will only know how special your daddy was through the eyes of others. Brayden, you will struggle to understand why daddy hasn't come home. Jesus has a special love for children and I know he holds you in his arms. May you both grow strong and proud and may your lives be blessed.

My prayers continue to be with you,

Vici Coble - Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office
Arrest Processing/Intake

Vici Coble
MCSO - Jail intake

April 7, 2007

Rest in peace brother, may god bless you and your family.

P.O. Davis
NYC Health Dept. Police

April 7, 2007

Rest in peace brother, may god bless you and your family.

P.O. Davis
NYC Health Dept. Police

April 7, 2007

Dear God, I Miss My Daddy
Author Unknown

My daddy is a policeman, he wears a suit of blue;
he didn't come home from work last night,
mommy says he's in heaven with you.

I'm worried about my daddy Lord,
he's never been away this long before;
mommy cried when she told me we
that wouldn't see daddy no more

I don't know what it was
that mommy was trying to explain;
she said the police were after a bad man,
and somehow my daddy was slain.

Now I don't know what that means Lord,
all I know is we miss daddy a lot;
because tomorrow is my birthday,
and I sure hope he hasn't forgot.

Lord if my daddy is up there in heaven,
please tell him as soon as he is free;
to hurry back home as fast as he can,
because we miss him, mommy and me.

Thank you God, Amen

Sean this poem brings tears to my eyes and makes my stomach hurt every time I read it; I know that your family misses you very much. Sean you are a true HERO and you will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.

M.D. Click P3594
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

April 7, 2007

God bless you and your family. You are in our prayers.

Detective G.C.
Charlotte County Sheriff's Office (Florida)

April 7, 2007

My wife and I are both retired officers from the city of Gastonia. Our son is a CMPD officer currently. All of us want to express our condolences to this fine officers family, his police department,and to all his friends. Our hearts are heavy, even though we did not know this young peace keeper and warrior we feel all police officers throughout this country are family to us. Rest in peace Officer Jeff Shelton.

Detective Jim Anderson [RETIRED]
Gastonia Police

April 7, 2007

I didn't know Officer Clark, but I can see from his pictures that he had the kind of eyes that smile. Mrs. Clark, I am praying for peace and courage for you.

Kari Wimbish
Charlotte citizen

April 7, 2007

The Fallen

A call went out. A disturbance, a fight.
You stepped up to make it right.

You answered the call. You answered it fast,
Not knowing this time would be your last.

Even as the peace was finally restored,
tragedy struck as in years before.

You struggled and fought never giving up the fight.
Then, the call broke hearts as it split the night.

"Officers down." It's the call they all dread.
Our brothers are down. Are they hurt? Are they dead?

As the sadness unfolded, we cried, our hearts broken
with grief so profound it can barely be spoken.

What do we do now that you're gone?
How can you expect us to just carry on?

What would you do if you were still here?
Then two still small voices whispered in my ear.

"We did what we loved and we loved what we did,
Fulfilling the dreams we both had as a kid.

To take care of others and help when we can.
Standing strong in the day and being a good man.

Watching out for our brothers and sisters in blue.
That's what we did. That's what you'll do.

Our lives may have ended, but our spirits live on.
So, brothers and sisters keep fighting on.

We know your pain and we know your sorrow.
Believe us, they will both lessen tomorrow.

Let it go! Cast it off! Don't give into the pain!
Don't let our deaths have been in vain.

We stood for something bigger that us all
And we know now the price of answering the call.

But answer you will and answer you must.
For you are the finest, the truest, the just.

Fight the good fight, as they always say,
And pronounce it good at the end of the day.

Do you job from the heart and you'll do fine,
And you honor us proudly as the Thin Blue Line.

Randi Turner
wife of CMPD Detective DH Turner

April 7, 2007

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"

Godspeed my brother, you served your community well. Watch over your brothers in blue.

Ofc. Brothers
Kissimmee Police Department, FL

April 7, 2007

My condolences to CMP officers, family and friends. With respect and a deep appreication for all law enforcement officals who do the noble work of keeping us safe.

Keith Heaton, Citizen


April 7, 2007

God bless the family of Officer Clark. Being an Officer means being a member of a huge family that stretches from one end of the United States to the other. We all mourn our brothers and sisters when something this horrible happens. To the family: Your are not alone! We pray for you and we love you! Michael Gloyd

Patrolman M. Gloyd
Marietta Police Department (Ga)

April 7, 2007

Officer Sean, I am leaving a second reflection for both you and officer Jeff. Thanks to one of your friends and fellow officers, I was able, via live stream, to watch both services. It gives my heart much joy to know that I will see both you and Officer Jeff one day in heaven with our Lord Jesus. You have run the race, and finished. Jesus promised, "Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life", Rev. 2:10. I look forward to seeing the smile everyone has been talking about. Again, to all of CMPD and the Clark family, may God watch over all of you at this time. You are loved and prayed for.

Traffic Officer Tom Williams
City of Los Angeles DOT

April 6, 2007

It was only a short time that we knew eachother and in that time you impacted each person's heart in a special way. You lost your life doing what you loved. You made the greatest sacrifice of all. We love you and will miss you. You are now at home. Rest in peace my brother, you will not be forgotten. Enjoy eternal life, for we will see you soon.


April 6, 2007

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