Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Rouse

Dougherty County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Reflections for Lieutenant Thomas Clifford "Cliff" Rouse

Rest in peace Lt. Rouse.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 27, 2019

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

September 30, 2018

Rest Easy Brother! Thank You For Your Valued Service and Sacrifice | #EliteSALUTE

Police Officer Abrel Smith
U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs | New Orleans

December 24, 2015

RIP Lieutenant Cliff Rouse. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice. I pray for Peace for your Family, Friends, & co-workers.

I pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the flesh of your murderer!

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

December 23, 2015

Lt. Rouse I remember meeting you around the county line when I worked for the neighboring Sheriffs Office in the next county over. I will always remember our conversations and never forget you. You were a fine example of a Law Enforcement Officer and I'm proud to say that I knew you.

Officer C Wentworth
Police Department

January 1, 2015

it really warms my heart to hear so many good things about my cousin. he was a good guy who was taken away from all of us. he made everyone smile every time we came around and I have a feeling that he did the same thing at the force. I miss him so much! may justice be served for my family and his DCP family! may God bless all of yall! be safe out there guys!


June 29, 2014

I began my law enforcement career with the Dougherty County Police Department in 1996 and Cliff was my training officer. I remember the things that Cliff taught me and carry them with me to this day. He was an excellent police officer and a true friend.

Tifton Police department

June 17, 2014

I was thinking the other day about Cliff and how much he is missed. I was on duty when our tones dropped to a suspect shot and for some unknown reason Cliff came to my mind. I know we all pick at each other about being smoke eaters or cop-o-meters, but in the big scheme of life we rely on law enforcement to keep us safe just as law enforcement relies on us to keep them safe. We are one big family, and when one hurts, we all hurt. I miss you my friend and my brother!

Colquitt County Fire/Rescue

May 20, 2013

Just the other day Chief Cheek was shaking my hand as he pulled my right hand up and looked at the arm band, I said it does not come off! I am now wearing two. I do not have room for anymore. Cliff keep us safe!

Albany Police Department

May 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Rouse. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 25, 2012

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. 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 the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. I hold your family in my heart's embrace today.

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

December 23, 2011 light of recent events at our agency, I still remember and will never forget. Rest in Peace, Lt. Thank you for your service.

Albany Police Department

November 16, 2011

I never knew you but knew of you. From what I gather I missed a great opportunity. Know this, your family is in good hands with your Brother-in-Law, Mike Jones. He hasn't missed your sons ballgames and has filled in the best anyone can in your absence.

Lt. Judson Pollock
GDC-Autry State Prison

November 14, 2011

hey cliff, man i miss you!!! the day i hurd u were gone, it was a horrible day for me.. i really wish you were here again. miss you cuz, we all miss you.. love you buddy..

kyle howell
cousin, in alabama

September 1, 2011

I never knew you, LT, but I will never forget that night. Between dispatch announcing an officer down, and hearing the bagpipes days later, that whole week stays in my mind constantly. Knowing that you and all our fallen brothers are watching and guiding the rest of us, however, gives me strength and courage while serving. I can only hope that it is even an ounce of the bravery you showed that night.

RIP sir.

Ptl. Kevin Loop
Albany, GA PD

May 15, 2011

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Capt. K. Faust
Dougherty County S.O.

April 4, 2011

For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

God bless the Rouse family. Lt. Rouse, Rest in Peace brother. We'll see you when we meet Jesus in the clouds.

Patrolman Benjamin Glosson
Hazlehurst Police Department

January 31, 2011

Rest In Peace, Lieutenant Rouse.

Lt T Carr

January 3, 2011

Rest in peace, hero.

God bless you. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Greater love hath no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. John 15:13

Friend of USFS Off. Kris Fairbanks RIP 9/20/08


January 2, 2011

Thank you for your sacrifice, rest in peace.

Sergeant Thompson
Suwanee, PD GA

January 2, 2011

May you rest well my brother, for your watch is done. Your brothers and sisters in Blue will take your watch now. Prayers go up for your family, your dept., and your fellow LEOs. We light a candle in your honor and know that you will be remembered always.
Pamela Klemp and family,
Brotherhood of the Badge
former Police 911 Communications Officer

Pamela Klemp, former Police Communicatio
Charleston Police Department, Charleston, WV

December 30, 2010

You were a very special person and a very special police officer. You led from the front and your love of our profession and of our department is what we should all strive to emulate. Your love of life and your family was special. I will fill your position one day, but I will never be able to replace you. It was my privilege, my honor, and my pleasure to work with you. I will miss you more than I can ever express. Be assured that we will take your family as our own and I will see you again on that glorious day. God Bless you and God Speed my friend.

Chief Don Cheek
Dougherty County Police Department

December 30, 2010

Rest in Peace

Deputy John Latour (retired)
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

December 30, 2010

Nor, have I seen a mightier man-at-arms on this earth than This man here... I am not mistaken, he is truly noble. This is no mere hanger-on in a hero's armour, He will love stronger, he will be passionate about his calling, and will go the distance for his fellow man... 1* Never Forget!
~~To Live in the Hearts of Others is not to Die~~

Sgt. C.P. Hart
Dixie County Sheriff's Office- Patrol

December 30, 2010

I did not personally know Lt. Rouse; however, his ultimate sacrifice of giving his life in the service and protection of others is truly admirable, may he RIP. My sincere condolences to Lt. Rouse's family, friends, and associates.

Inspector G. Moore

December 30, 2010

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