Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Clayton Joel Townsend

Salt River Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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Reflections for Police Officer Clayton Joel Townsend

Hey Clayton it’s your brother Trey. You were a mad of your word & a loving brother. You have me guidance and encouraged me when I was down. I miss you each and everyday. I’ll always remember the memories we spent together and hold those dear to my heart. Your missed by everyone here but your love is felt in heaven sometimes it feels distant but I know your always with us. Till I meet you again I’ll continue to carry you in my heart here. Love you brother everyday.

Younger brother

October 17, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Townsend.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 14, 2020

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Clayton was killed in the line of duty.

To the family, fellow officers, and all who call Clayton 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. I know that that you will receive that same kind of 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 Clayton gave to his community and the tribal citizens and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on January 8, 2019.

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

February 16, 2020

For Clayton Townsend and family. Whether you are on a bicycle, motor scooter, skateboard, on foot or racing across the parkinglot in a grocery basket with friends. Your work and dedication to helping people will always be remember. Sometimes there are forces at work that are just beyond our control. Cave folks are not always tame when they emerg, whether that cave is a car, truck, hole in the rock, or building. Thank you for all your dedicated ways of serving. Garbage cans, are an effective means of escape when necessary, these to can be caves for people. No matter what others may say, selflessness in service, putting others first, passing it forward is a passion, a gift a belief. Not just talk. Thank you for not just talking but putting your life on the line always others forward.

Ms. Katarina Whitte
an encouraging word

September 1, 2019

Thank you for your service, thoughts and prayers still go out to your family.

M Miller

August 23, 2019



July 8, 2019

Praying for Officer Townsend and his many family members. Thank you, Sir for your bravery and sacrifice. You and your work will not be forgotten.

fmr. MSP

June 26, 2019

Just sending prayers of strength to the wife and prayers of love to the child that lost a father so young. <3

Civilian - Princess F.

June 26, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

April 7, 2019

Such a horrible waste of life due to a reckless and selfish person texting and attempting to drive! They deserve every day they serve in jail for stealing your life and taking you away from your family. May you rest in peace.

John C. Turner
Mobile, Al.

March 14, 2019

On behalf of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Honor Guard, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences. R.I.P. Officer Townsend, may God bless you and keep you. May God comfort your family, friends and all our brothers and sisters with the Salt River Tribal Police Department. May God wrap you in his loving arms and grant your family and friends strength, comfort and peace during this difficult time. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers my brother. Please know that you and your service will never be forgotten. Fidelis Ad Mortem my brother as we remain Standing Tall For Those Who Have Fallen. We have the watch from here.

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

February 7, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Townsend. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the SRPD.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

February 6, 2019

God rest your soul and God bless your family.

Carol Mummert

February 5, 2019

Pray the family, friends and department feel the love, strength, comfort and grace of our loving God. Knowing that our Lord Jesus knows your hurting and is a friend that is closer than a brother.

Chaplain Jim Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

February 5, 2019

Officer Townsend,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt River. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 29, 2019

Rest in Peace brother. Prayers for your family, friends and coworkers.

Kevin Lorberau
Tacoma PD

January 29, 2019

Rest easy brother, we have the watch.

Officer Justin Smith
Maple Grove Police Department

January 21, 2019

Texting? Enough said. My heart goes out to Officer Townsend family, especially his 10 month old child. No words here, just prayers. So sorry for your loss.

FFM (ret)

January 20, 2019

Rest in peace young brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Townsend during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

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

January 20, 2019

Rest in peace brother! We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.

LT. A. Orozco

January 18, 2019

On behalf of the of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Clayton James Townsend, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

January 18, 2019

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
Powell, Wyoming

January 17, 2019

It breaks my heart to see this terrible tragedy. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends, and co-workers. RIP. You will not be forgotten.

Marie C
NJ Citizen

January 17, 2019

Rest in peace brother, your sacrifice will never be forgotten...............

Detective Sergeant Edward Carlile
Northfield Village Police Department

January 16, 2019

It breaks my heart to lose another hero because some jerk couldn't follow the law and put his damn phone away. He will learn now but we lost another hero. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and co-workers.

Detective Sheldon Kaminsky
Los Angeles Police Department/Retired

January 15, 2019

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