Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Clinton Monroe Boggs

Mount Airy Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, February 25, 1971

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Reflections for Detective Clinton Monroe Boggs

Det. Boggs,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Airy. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2021

We sure dont do it for the money. Thanks for responding to the call. I did it for many years myself. Thank God I got to retire before some bozo did me in. The bozo gets out of jail, long before the Officer gets out of the coffin. Thank you for your service, courage, endurance, pride, integrity, and guts. Sleep well, my friend.

deputy Fred Davis
orange County, FL, Sheriff's Office

November 23, 2020

Rest in peace Detective Boggs.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 18, 2019

Clinton Monroe Boggs was my uncle my dads brother ( A Detective also Roger Boggs ) He was the best uncle ever not a day goes by with out us thinking about you. Monroe and my dad wore the badge with great honor and pride and you will be proud to know my son now follows in yours and dads footsteps and he now wears the badge with honor and pride . I miss you and love you, you may be gone but you will never be forgotten . Thank you uncle Monroe for all you did your service to protect and serve will never be forgotten. I love you and miss you

Lisa Boggs

November 11, 2019

Detective Boggs was a close friend of my father and was a respected friend of our family. I was privileged to have known him. He was a very competent investigator and a gentleman. Detective Boggs pursued every investigation with professionalism and dedication. He will be fondly remembered by so many. May God bless his soul with rest.

Special Agent-in-Charge [Retired] Jerry
Department of Defense

July 19, 2019

My name is Alton Nunn I am a3rd cousin to Monroe ,but I never meet him . I do know his brother who I met about 15 years ago. I also am a former Richmond va police officer serving there for 10 years and retiring from the Henry Co police dept. I wish I could have met Monroe. Maybe in the next one as I am now 76 years ok.

Alton Nunn retired henry co Police Dept.

January 16, 2013

Your services were and are continuing to be appreciated, Clinton.


February 25, 2012

you were my training officer ,many times your courage,knowledge,saved this young officer from death or injury,i also remember the fun times we had in the 3 yrs we worked in peace partner..pete.

cr gillespie
mt airy pd

May 1, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

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

February 25, 2009

You are not forgotten...........RIP.


November 16, 2008



March 4, 2008



February 19, 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 27, 2007

Donna's reflection shows that a man remembered lives for eternity.

February 25, 2006

As a little girl on North South Street I use to sit on the culbert and wave to you as you passed by. Then one day your picture was on the front page of the Mt. Airy News. I told my grandma you were my friend and you always smiled and waved to me when you drove by. She sat me down and sadly began to tell me you would not be driving by anymore. A bad man had killed you. It was a very sad day for me as an eight year old, one I will never forget.

I just want your family to know how much your smile meant to a little girl who thought of you as her hero.

Love, Your Little Friend


January 28, 2006

Detective Boggs,
On this, the 34th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Mount Airy.

January 25, 2005

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