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Corporal Clovis Wayne "J.R." Searcy, Jr.

Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Saturday, March 6, 2010

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Reflections for Corporal Clovis Wayne "J.R." Searcy, Jr.

You are never forgotten.

Milton R. Smith
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Bowie County Court of Law

November 3, 2021

Rest In Peace on this your 10 anniversary in heaven

Mark Mottola

March 6, 2020

It doesn’t seem like it has been 10 years, I remember every detail of that evening. I think about you often and eating breakfast with you at the farm. J.R. you were a good friend to a lot of people.

Captain Paul Campbell
Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office

March 6, 2020

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

October 4, 2018

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 30, 2017

I salute you. May you rest in peace for ever, and watch over your loving family. All blue lives matter.

Lieutenant Ray Flores (Ret.)

March 6, 2017

A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand

March 6, 2015

J.R, thinking of you and wound up here. And have read every beautiful post. I have known you for most of my life and it was a honor you are and will forever be the best brother-in-law anyone could have hoped for. You are still so missed and loved everyday. And thank god we still have part of you here with us and they are alot like you. Love and Miss You Alot!!!

Rainy Guirlando

December 4, 2014

Sitting at work and decided to look at what's new on the OPSO site and wound up here--again. Read every message posted here for what seems like the hundreth time and makes me think of how much you really are missed. It wasn't suppose to happen, not here in Ouachita parish, not to you. We go through life not knowing the "whys" but a greater power knows why and he has a perfect plan for all of us. Thank you for all you did for your country, parish and family, especially me. We are proud of you and you shall never be forgotten

Terry Searcy

June 21, 2014


I have thought about you off and on all day. On this 3rd anniversary date of your passing. I want you to know you are still missed at OPSO.

Dy. Paul Campbell
Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Monroe, LA.

March 6, 2013

J.R. is my first cousin. More like a brother in all ways that matter. I miss and think about him everyday. Somedays it seems like a horrible nightmare. He loved life and everything about it. He worked hard and played hard. He lived life to the fullest. It's been very hard to think of him as gone. I'm not sure I ever will. I know he is here in my heart where he will remain for all eternity. I remember the last Halloween and Christmas before this happend and my baby girl was so little, I'm not sure she will remember him and that is sad to me. I can't think of how his children's lives have changed so much in that one moment when that man took their father's life. It changed his entire families lives forever. I sometimes think that it was a blessing to my family that the guy that MURDERED him is not breathing. I'm not sure we could handle something like that. As I sit here writing this it makes me sad to think of his mom losing her only child. I'm watching my little girl play and run and would I live through losing her, and she's only 4. Think about having a child that becomes a man and has his own family and then losing him. Just keep his family in your prayers forever because we will need it for the rest of our lives. Until we see him again...

Tommi Bush

September 8, 2012

Searcy and I served at Kunsan AB, ROK from 1998-1999. We were young and full of life... our time together will always be remembered. Searcy knew how to pull a smile out of just about everyone. His love for Law Enforcement and the Air Force was 2nd to None. I've been searching for you my Ol Friend for many years... may you rest with the Angels above.

SSgt Jason Leap
USAF Retired

June 29, 2012

I was stationed with JR in Korea in 98-99. He was a great guy and always had us cracking up! I have looked for him on AF e-mail and then FB but never could seem to find him and I found out today why. I am heartbroken for his Family and at the same time was so happy to see he had found someone and had the great joy to know the love for his children. My husband is also a police officer and I worry every day. Our heartfelt condolences go out to all who had the pleasure to know and enjoy his bright life.
Amy Hickey

TSgt Amy Croad-Hickey

June 28, 2012

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

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solacer for all those who love nad remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your famiy and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 6, 2012

Rest In Peace Brother Searcy. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends.

Sgt. Jarrod Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

March 6, 2012

When I heard about it, I immediately called my Brother in Law (who was a Deputy at that time) to see if he was o.k. I was saddened to hear about J.R. I also know the officer who killed the rat that shot J.R., and I am very proud of that young man. My hats off to Terry Searcy and Mark Ouchley for the tremendous efforts in raising funds for J.R.'s statue. May God Bless the Searcy family and all of our law enforcement officers.

Kevin Bayles

March 4, 2012

I had the honor of attending the COPS memorial back in July for JR and the other officers who made the ultimate scarifice. As I read a lot of the post on here and for the zillionth time tears run down my face, I am once again reminded of JR, not so much JR, the Sheriffs deputy but JR, the nephew.
I want to thank everyone for the kind post you made here.
The family of JR finds comfort in knowing that he is now in Gods kingdom and that we will see him again 1 day.

Terry Searcy

August 26, 2011

mr searcy, i had the honor of meeting your wife kids rico and your family. your sacrifice reminds me that your brothers and sisters in blue risk their lives for ours and i'm extremely proud of you. thank you for your sacrifice and making us safe. i salute you

colby brown, age 16
ouachita parish citizen

August 13, 2011

One year later I just want everyone to know how important it is to give Corporal Searcys family your support.God Please watch over this family.

Christina Brookhart
Mother of Deputy Don McCutcheon EOW 2/8/2010

March 8, 2011

To Cpl. Clovis Searcy Jr, his family and his fellow officers with the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office:

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

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

March 6, 2011

Cpl. Searcy,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community, but also for our Country when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



January 17, 2011

I think about J.R.Everyday being a former deputy and K-9 handler I truly understand the difficult job that our law enforcement officers are faced with on a daily basic,may god bless J.R.and his family.

SGT.Bruce Jefferson(Former Deputy)

September 18, 2010

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 officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Corporal Searcy. 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 J.R., 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 J.R.'s life and the MAN that he was. Remember that J.R.'s life was about so much more than the way he died. J.R. will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Corporal Searcy, 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 seven years and a half years but he's still very much missed and forever loved.

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)

July 12, 2010

The Dail family of Ocala, Florida sends our deepest condolences to you and sincerest love. We are praying for you and grieving with you. May the LORD carry you and protect and provide for you. Trust Him, rest in Him.

The Dail family, Ocala, FL
in-laws Ofc. Tony Zeppetella eow:6/13/03

July 2, 2010

Dear Coroporal J. R. Searcy,

I am sitting here with tears running down my face after reading how you laid down your life in the line of duty. I see your picture with your trusty German Shepherd next to your badge along with your name and rank.
I am in awe of a man like you, protecting others in your community, a family man, husband and father, and just doing the very best that you can.
I just heard about how your legacy is physically being carried on in someone else's life, and I am amazed.
You are the kind of person that America depends on, looks up to, respects. I am an American who is very proud that God gave you to us for awhile. I am a Louisianian who recognizes the tremendous person and police officer that you are.
Your wife, your children, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office and your community must be so extremely proud of you. I live in Orleans Parish, and though I never met you, I am so thankful that you were doing what keeps all the rest of us safe.
Thank you for your valor, Corporal J. R. Searcy....
God Bless You


July 1, 2010

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