Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Thomas L. Clardy

Massachusetts State Police, Massachusetts

End of Watch Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Reflections for Trooper Thomas L. Clardy

With saddened hearts. Trooper Thomas Clardy has gone
10-42....... Thank you for your services. You will be missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Arrow Security Officer

March 18, 2016

Your service will never be forgotten and is appreciated. Our family will pray for yours. RIP brother.

Tina and Tom Morris (both ret. NCPD)
Nassau County Police Department

March 18, 2016

RIP., God Bless you my Brother

Det. Carlos Selvi
Bakto. Co. P.D.

March 18, 2016

RIP., God Bless you my Britches by

Det. Carlos Selvi
Bakto. Co. P.D.

March 18, 2016

RIP Trooper. My thoughts and prayers to the family and co workers.

Communications Specialist
Iowa State Patrol

March 17, 2016

My condolences to Trooper Clardy's family, friends and co-workers with the MA State Police. Thank you for your service to your community and country.

Semper Fi!!

Deputy Dave Kosnosky
Snohomish County Sheriff

March 17, 2016

Eternal Rest

S. I. Drake, Lt/IPD (Ret)
Indianapolis Police

March 17, 2016


You can have your Army Kakiis,
And your Navy Blues,
But here’s a different fighting man,
I’ll introduce to you.
His uniform is unlike,
Any you’ve ever seen,
The Germans called him “Devil Dog”,
His title is “Marine”.

He was trained in Parris Island,
The place that God forgot,
The sand was fourteen inches deep,
The sun was blazing hot.
He awakened up one morning,
In front of his rack he’ll stand,
And in through the doorway walked,
A giant of a man.

He turned and faced this young Marine,
With eyes as cold as steel,
He said, “I am your DI,
And this is for real.
I’ll make your life as miserable,
As miserable as I can,
And when you finally leave this place,
You’ll be a fighting man.
You’ll be a rifle expert,
You’ll know your weapon well,
And when you encounter the Viet Cong,
You’ll send their souls to Hell.

Now gather around you young Marines,
And lend me all your ears,
And I’ll tell you of a few things,
We’ve conquered through the years,
We fought at Iwo Jima,
The land of fire and Hell,
We killed all those Japanese,
And took their land as well.

Now you can tell your ladies,
And this my Lad is true,
To get herself a young “Marine”,
There is nothing he can’t do.
He’s peeled a million onions,
And twice as many spuds,
Then you’ll find him in the slop chutes,
A soaking up the suds.

And when he gets to Heaven,
St.Peter he will tell,
Another “Marine” reporting Sir.
I’ve served my time in Hell.

Written and copyright by: David Lee Bell
USMC 1968-1971
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1968 BMI- All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

March 17, 2016

Rest in Peace, Brother. Semper Fi and thank you for your bravery and sacrifice. May God give comfort to your family, loved ones and friends.

Special Agent (AFOSI) Charles Ashe
Air Force Office of Special Investigations Academy

March 17, 2016

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

March 17, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Deputy J. Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office

March 17, 2016

Rest well brother. In the tough days ahead, we pray that your family and comrades come to celebrate your life more each day, and mourn less as time passes. Till we all meet again.

Lieutenant (Ret.) Craig Stine
Pennsylvania State Police

March 17, 2016


Principal inspector
Liege Belgium

March 17, 2016

God almighty what a long reflection

Retired railroad Joh Mcnurry

March 17, 2016

Our deepest condolences are with the family and department of Trooper Clardy. Thank you for your service and rest in peace.

Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy
Session #60
Schenectady, Ny

Recruit Barber

March 17, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with family, friends and fellow officers. Thank you for your service. May he Rest in Peace!

Ret. Deputy Sheriff's Tom and Diana Stri
Clayton County Sheriff Office Jonesboro Ga

March 17, 2016

Thank you sir for your selfless service to your state and nation. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Corporal M.Z. Hassen
South Carolina Highway Patrol

March 17, 2016

Rest easy Brother. Prayers are with your family. Semper Fi!

Patrol Jonathan Tays
Chelmsford, MA

March 17, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police Department

March 17, 2016

Final Salute Trooper Clardy, Thank You for your service. You are a Hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

March 17, 2016

Headset tipped...t.. RIP

9-1-1 supervisor Nancy Shean-weber
Old Bridge

March 17, 2016

Our prayers are with you officer Clardy and your family. May your soul rest in peace. Thank you for serving our Country as a Marine and your community as a law enforcement officer.


March 17, 2016

Trooper Clardy is a true hero,doing the work that took his life,
The driver of that vehicle will not receive the proper justice needed
for taking this officer's life.
God bless his wife and children,know that your husband and your
father died doing the job.
Be proud of this Officer and keep his memory alive forever.

Officer G Stewart
Retired Police

March 17, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 17, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 17, 2016

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