Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Adam William Klutz

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 19, 2008

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Adam William Klutz

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 19, 2020

Rest easy

Us. Army 3/3CR

September 19, 2019

It’s been 11 years now. I wish I had the chance to know you. My brother talks about you all the time! My family takes it hard because my brother trained you and says it should have been his call. Rest In Peace brother.

Tpr. Ray Ellis
Ohio State Highway Patrol

September 19, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Klutz, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 27, 2019

Thinking back ten years, that awful night seems as fresh today as then. You were driving my patrol unit. I was out on leave due to injury and discovery of cancer. I would have just been leaving SCHS football game. And taken that call because it was so close. There are words to say to you other than I will never forget you my friend and brother.

Retired Deputy Sheriff Cliff Ellis
Caldwell County Sheriff's Office, N. C.

March 1, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Klutz,
On today, the 10th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Caldwell County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 19, 2018

I will strive to be the best LEO I can be and carry the torch in memory of you Deputy Klutz thank you for your service to the great state of North Carolina and it's citizens I will never forget.

. Tyler .

April 27, 2017

We will not forget.

Brothers and Sisters in Arms
Lenoir Police Department

April 26, 2017

Truly taken to young...your courage and sacrifice will forever be remembered, and may the Lord bless your family always. Rest in peace my brother.

Sergeant Barton
Garden City Police Department

September 5, 2016

Its been seven years now since that awful night. I still remember the call like it was last night. Hearing Lt. Martin call saying you were down. Cpl Isaacs, Major Anderson and myself trying to get all of you out. Remembering all the Officers from different agencies that showed up to assist. It seemed like they were there before even being asked. I remember putting you in the back of the ambulance praying for the best but knowing the worst had happened. It hurts today as much as it did that night. You will never be forgotten my friend and though I know you are in a better place and can't tell you how much I wish you were still here. God Bless You and all the have the courage to wear the Badge.

Lt. T McManus (Retired)
Caldwell Co. Sheriffs Office

September 18, 2015

I miss you every day dude! Even after all these years I continue to think about you. You were taken from us during the prime of your life and what a life you led. I aspire to be a better man every day because of the example you set by the manner in which you led your life.


May 11, 2015

Adam was a true friend to all who knew him. I was looking for something else and saw the fallen and there was Adam as i write this with tears on my face it don't seem like it has been 6 plus years since you left us .Adam you are loved and never forgotten.

friend and promoter

March 17, 2015

You have not been forgotten as true heroes never die. Continue to keep watch over all of your loved ones and your Blue Family who are still out on patrol. Thank you for your service to others and to law enforcement.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

September 19, 2013

I came upon this while looking at the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office web about a job in Lenior. As i watched the youtube tribute all i could think of is why. What evil convinces someone to take the life of one of the best. The sadness and pain that the family and co-workers must still feel i am sure cannot be expressed. Deputy Klutz Sir you will forever be greatly missed and admired. Know that the evil responsible will pay forever. Caldwell county and a greatful nation will be forever in your debt.

Gary M
25 Year NC LEO Vet

May 27, 2011

Sheriff Klutz,
A year ago we lost a hero when God called you home. Please know you'll never be forgotten and forever a hero.
To your parents, I know the pain your feeling, I buried my son the day your son was taken from you. Your not alone, we're all family.

With deepest respect,
Kim Weigand
Mom of Sgt. Michael C. Weigand
E.O.W. 9/14/2008

Kim Weigand

September 21, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

To his parents, I share your anquish in losing a beloved child which is truly life's greatest sorrow. I pray for your solace.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


September 19, 2009

To Deputy Adam William Klutz, his family and his fellow officers with the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Deputy Klutz‘s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Deputy Klutz and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

September 19, 2009

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Every time 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 Deputy Klutz. 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. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Adam, 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 Adam's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Adam's life was about so much more than the way he died. Adam will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Klutz, 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 almost seven years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

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

September 13, 2009




Corporal Jon W. Lowder
Union County Sheriff's Office

June 20, 2009

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

God bless you and all who mourn you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Friend of Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

As I fasten my vest to my back, I remember those who lack.
Placing my pistol by my belt, I imagine how you felt.
Pinning my badge on my chest, I embark upon your quest.
Strapping my boots to my feet, I think of my brothers who walked before me.

You rivaled the greatest evils on earth, and gave my title its worth.
I struggle to make my mark, only to fall too far.
Your courage and tribute to valor, leave great strides in the name of honor.
Your are a giant in the land of men, both now and then.

As the daunting night begins, I think of your family and friends.
When I get the call on the radio, I wonder if I will know;
How to carry on the legacy, of the brothers lost before me.
Your end of watch has come my friend; we are brothers to the end.

Sgt. Lovins
Hudson, NC

February 24, 2009

Rest In Peace!

Morehead City PD

November 9, 2008

I was a friend of Adam's and still cannot believe he is gone! He was the type of true friend you only have a couple of times in a lifetime! Adam we love you and miss you, but find peace in knowing we will meet again one day! God bless you and your family.


November 5, 2008

On Sept 19, 2008 I graduated from the academy. It was sad to hear that another officer went down. My thoughts and prayers are with the Klutz family. Rest in peace brother.

Clinton Arnette
ETSU Public Safety, Johnson City, TN

November 1, 2008

May God lay his healing hand upon the family of Deputy Klutz and may they know he will never be forgotten. Thank you Deputy Klutz for your dedicated service to the people of North Carolina and the United States.

James Sheppard
Father of Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

October 17, 2008

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