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

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."
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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

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. Matthew 5:9

Thank you for your service. May you rest in peace, my brother.

Retired Chief of police Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

January 15, 2019

Officer Townsend, Rest in Peace. Praying for your family.

Aaron B
Scottsdale PD, AZ

January 15, 2019

May God bless the family of Officer Townsend. He was an amazing man and very dedicated!! Very sad...

Police Officer, D. Alvarez
Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools Police Department

January 15, 2019

May God continue to watch over your wife and child.
These people who drive around texting should take note and stop taking lives for no good reason.

Gloria Smith
georgia department of corrections

January 14, 2019

Our heartfelt condolences to the Family, Salt River Police Department and the Salt Rive Community. God bless and our blue family will take it from here.

Chief Kirk Nerva
Quechan Police Department

January 13, 2019

May you forever find peace in the fields of Valhalla.

AD ASTRA PER ASPERA - A Rough Road Leads To The Stars.

January 13, 2019

Rest easy Officer.

Joseph Hart-Bowley

January 13, 2019

Officer Townsend,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

January 13, 2019

Thank you Officer Townsend for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of Arizona. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.


Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

January 13, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." - Matthew 5:9

Officer Danny Taylor
Wichita PD (KS)

January 13, 2019

Please people, slow down and move over. Rest In Peace Officer Townsend.

C4 Defense

January 13, 2019

God Speed Brother

Deputy Tim Duvall
Boyd County KY Sheriffs Department

January 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

January 12, 2019

Deepest sympathies. May God watch over your wife and child.

Officer Ybarra
Bismarck Police Department

January 12, 2019

R.I.P. BROTHER Townsend!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

January 12, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Townsend. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow Officers of the Salt River Police Department during this very difficult period. God bless your Department and loved ones as they grieve. Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice to protect ALL of us.

Lieutenant Yvette Borden
Tehama County Sheriff’s Office

January 11, 2019

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