Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Francis A. McClelland, Jr.

Ludowici Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, September 15, 2018

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Reflections for Chief of Police Francis A. McClelland, Jr.

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. Bryan Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD, Ohio

September 16, 2018

RIP Chief McClelland. May God be with and comfort your loved one and the officers of your department.

Dep Sheriff (Ret) Glen Allison
Tarrant Co SO Ft Worth Texas

September 16, 2018

Thoughts and prayers for the department and family! Rest in peace chief!

Johnny Teehee Chief of Police
Muskogee Police Dept

September 16, 2018

Rest easy chief my thoughts and prayers are with your family and department

Deputy Ted bell
Clay county s.o.

September 16, 2018

Rest easy Chief. We will take the watch from here. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Lt Jim Hollowood
Temple PD

September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace chief and thank for your service.

FTO Samuel Steinmetz (Retired)
Venice Police Department

September 16, 2018

May you Rest In Peace. You died doing the job you loved. You died a true hero. You died so we may live safe. Thank you for your service.

Ret. Off. JR Neary
East Los Angeles

September 16, 2018

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Chief McClelland and the Ludowici Police Department during this time. Thank you, Chief McClelland, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

September 16, 2018

Thank you for your dedicated service Police Chief Frank McClelland. My condolences go out to your family, friends and the Ludowici Police Department. May you rest in eternal peace.

PSO A. Marwaha
Campus Public Safety

September 16, 2018

Best to family and friends,thanks for all you've done


September 16, 2018

Although we are strangers, we are brothers in blue. I sincerely thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to your community. And to your family who will continue to sacrifice for the remainder of their lifes. I share John 15:13 King James Version, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Lt. Thomas Smith
Honolulu Police Department

September 16, 2018

Another sad day.

Police officer. Syl. Harding

September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother .

Det. Andreoli

September 16, 2018

God was needing another officer to walk the streets below. May God be with this fine man's service, and to his department and family, may they find courage and peace and comfort, that he did not die in vain.......Prayers from CA.

Susan Johnson
Retired Police Dispatcher CA & WA states

September 16, 2018

We at the Zone Five Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and department of this hero. Rest In Peace Chief.

Recruit Michael Martin
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy

September 16, 2018

May God watch over the family and fellow officers these heroes worked with. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. This is what the Patriots and Heroes looks like folks. Running to the danger when all others run away from it. Selfless and fearless to the end. They now work heavens Beat. And are in God's hands forever. Ever watching down on us all.

D.A.V. CHAPTER 11 Springfield, Missouri Color Guard.
Son of Chief of Police.Deceased
Their watch is over, now they patrol in Heaven.

September 16, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

September 16, 2018

Thank you for your service to the community, Chief Frank McClelland, Jr.
May God have mercy on your soul and may you rest in peace.

Terry Murphy
St. Paul Police Department
Class of 1970

September 16, 2018

Rest in peace my brother, you left as the warrior and hero you are. Thanks and my sympathies to your family.

Detective Retired USCP, current lead ofc
Md. District Court, southern Md.

September 16, 2018

Rest In Peace Chief.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

September 16, 2018

Godspeed and Rest In Peace Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department 5111

September 16, 2018

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers of Chief of Police Frank McClelland, Jr. during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May happy moments from the past bring forth precious memories to cherish for a lifetime. May God help heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service and may you rest in peace Chief of Police Frank McClelland, Jr.

Gail Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit Police Officer Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/2004

September 16, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Chief McClelland during this time of tragic and senseless loss. Prayers for the family of the innocent cyclist as well. Those left behind, we grieve with you.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) Sheriff's Office

September 16, 2018

Prayers to the family and friends of Police Chief Frank McClelland, Jr. Rest in peace sir. Your service and sacrifice for the citizens you served through the Ludowici Police Department will never be forgotten.

To my brothers and sisters of the Ludowici Police Department, my heart goes out to you all as you deal with this trageic and unexpected loss.

Sergeant Misty Holley
Portsmouth (Va) Police Department

September 16, 2018

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