Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Jamel Leon Clagett

Charles County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Reflections for Corporal Jamel Leon Clagett

Thank you for your selfless service and sacrifice. Listening to all that was said about you, you truly are an example for all LEOs. Take your rest brother, we have the watch.

Sergeant C. L. Tyson
Prince George's County Police Department

December 31, 2014

I have been a Charles County resident for 40 plus years and appreciate everything my County officers do. I am a police officer as well and it saddens me to hear the loss of one of our County's finest.

PFC Todd Cory
DC Metropolitan Police Dept

December 30, 2014

R.I.P. My prayers are with you and your family.

Julie Boyle Correction Officer[Retired]
N.Y.C. Dep't of Corrections

December 30, 2014

Our entire Unit sends our prayers to the family of Deputy Clagett and our support to the CCSD. Your dedication to duty and service to this Country will always be honored. RIP my brother.

Commander Griffin
MPS / DOPS OIG Special OPS Chicago

December 30, 2014

Rest in peace. My prayers go out to your family. They raised a great son. It's our watch now brother. Look down on us and keep us safe.

Cpl. Michael Waters #3074
Prince Georges County Police Dept.

December 30, 2014

From one of your brothers across the river (Virginia)RIP and God bless your family and brothers and sisters from CCSO,, and from our family NVCC Police Department our prayers be with you all.

Police Officer
Northern Virginia Community College Police

December 30, 2014

RIP brother.

Captain Todd Suratt
Triborough Bridge & Tunnel Authority Police

December 30, 2014

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (retired)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

December 30, 2014

Thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and Charles County SO of Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett. The Earth lost another HERO and Heaven gained another law enforcement officer to light our way there when we are at our end of Watch. Your sacrifice will NEVER be forgotten as long as men and women choose to wear the uniform and badge in order to answer cries for help and keep our communities and streets safe. Code 3 to Heaven Patrolman Clagett.

M Joiner
Disabled EMT-II
Monroeville AL

December 30, 2014

Rest easy brother. Godspeed.

PO Olasokan
NYS University Police

December 30, 2014

May God bless and comfort Officer Clagett's family, friends and work family.

Sergeant Hank Edwards
Bessemer Police Department, Bessemer, Al

December 30, 2014

Clagget you were a great friend and officer. You will be sorely missed brother. RIP brother

Cpl. Michael J Payne
La Plata Police Department

December 29, 2014

We honor and respect this great officer. Thanks be to Gpd for his life. He will forever be remembered. His brother has lived a life in his reflection. His brother Cpl. Derrick Clagett is a wonderful mentor that really cares for children.


The Herring Family
His brother was our son's BJ Herrring;s Mentor

December 29, 2014

Rip Officer and condolences to your family and friends and coworkers!

Ret. Patrol officer Sandie Kowalski
Waterbury P.D., Waterbury, CT

December 29, 2014

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, TX

December 29, 2014

Rest in peace brother. We've got your watch.

Special Agent Mike Tamez
Kingsville Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force

December 29, 2014

RIP Brother

Sgt. William A Mays Jr
Youngstown (OH) State University Police Department

December 29, 2014

R.I.P Patrolman Clagett, we're keeping you, your family and all our brothers and sisters with the Charles County Sheriff's Office in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you, and may God keep you in his loving care my brother as we remain " Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen "

Corporal James E. Barth
Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, Tampa, Fla.

December 28, 2014

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

December 28, 2014

We grieve your loss, Brother Clagett. May God bless you, your family, and all of your brothers in blue. Your duty to your community and country will never be forgotten.
Rest peaceful, Brother. JOB WELL DONE.

Former Prob. Officer, M. Rhodes
Dearborn Heights, MI

December 28, 2014



December 28, 2014

RIP Brother. You made the ultimate sacrifice. We'll take the watch from here

Ptl. Sean Murphy
Eatontown Police Dept.

December 28, 2014

good bye MEATHEAD!!

Sergeant Thomas Sutton

December 28, 2014

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B.

December 28, 2014

My Thoughts and Prayers to the family, friends and co-workers of Patrolman First Class Jamel Clagett. We met as you patrolled the Town of Indian Head, you'd come to the Navy Base and stop at the front gate and check on us DOD Police and just talk. Another Hero taken too soon! May God comfort you and your family as you go and touch the face of God. Your honorable service and sacrifice and bravery to the citizens of Charles County, Maryland will not be forgotten. God Speed and God Bless. Rest in Peace Sir.

Cpl. Ronald J. Estoque, Jr.
NDW Police Department ~ Indian Head, MD

December 28, 2014

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