Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Paul Allen Clark

St. Francois County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Monday, July 4, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Paul Allen Clark

You're on my mind today old friend.

Deputy Gary Carver #969 (retired)
St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, MO

July 4, 2024

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 4, 2020

Another from St Francois County MO.. I had the honor of knowing and working with the GREAT man. I was able to call him my friend.

Bel-ridge Police Department St Louis County Missouri. We offer our prayers to the family.
LT W. Martin

May 20, 2019

Deputy Sheriff Clark, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 1, 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

August 30, 2018

One of the greatest I have had the honor to work with in the late 90's.

Sgt William Martin
Bel-ridge Police Department

October 13, 2017

it has been a year since the loss of this fine man, was best friends for 40 year, our birthdays were only two days apart, we called each other on the day between and often otherwise, NOT a finer friend, Man Father, Husband or Police officer ever walked this earth, see you soon my dear brother

Dan Daugherty

July 5, 2017

It's hard to believe that 1 yr ago today we lost a great coworker, friend, father, and all around great man. I miss running into you and hearing your stories - RIP Paul.

Deputy Jason Jones
St. Francois County Sheriff's Department, MO

July 4, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k in your honor today Sir. You are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 4, 2017

Rest in peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

July 4, 2017

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Paul died as a result of the injuries he received the previous year

To the Clark family, fellow deputies, and all who call Paul beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Clark gave to his community and the citizens of Missouri, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on July 4, 2016.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2016

It was impossible to be a better friend to Paul than he was to you. He was that kind of man, always there for his family, friends and fellow officers. Paul never slacked on the job and was always faithful to his oath to serve. Your watch has ended friend, rest in peace.

Deputy Gary Carver #969
St. Francois County Sheriff's Department

August 30, 2016

God's peace and speed Deputy Clark. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Department

August 18, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Moahwk Police Department

August 8, 2016

On behalf of the Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA, our prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Paul Clark and the extended law enforcement family of the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Office. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13). Thank you for your service Deputy Clark.

Paul Lee (Ret. Capt. Chattanooga PD)
Fellowship of Christian Peace Officers-USA

August 2, 2016

RIP brother, you will never be forgotten.

Officer J. Honeycutt
Utah Valley University Police

July 22, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

July 21, 2016

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sheriff Paul Clark. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

July 20, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department

July 20, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 19, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Deputy Sheriff Paul Clark and the extended law enforcement family of the St. Francois County Sheriff's Office, Missouri.

End of Watch: Monday, July 4, 2016

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 19, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 16, 2016

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B

July 14, 2016

Thank you for your valor and sense of duty everyday that you lived. I pray for blessings and peace over your household.

NYPD Shanwah Lee

July 14, 2016

Deputy Clark you will be blessed for your length of service to your community. Many lives were no doubt saved by your actions during your service and many, many people are regarding you as a Hero to their family and loved ones.

May GOD be with your family during this time of loss and comfort them and give them strength to get through this sad time.
We are praying hard for you and your family. May GOD bless them all.

Retired Sgt. Charles Carty
Benton, Arkansas Police Dept.

July 14, 2016

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