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

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, Officer Townsend. Now rest in peace, brother. We have the watch.

Sergeant Louise Schaefer, Milwaukee Police Department, WI

January 11, 2019

Rest in peace my Brother! May God look over your wife and little one.

Sgt Gary Svejcar
Crystal Lake Park Police Crystal Lake, IL

January 11, 2019

Rest in peace Brother Clayton.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant Police Department
Nahant, MA

January 11, 2019

Townsend family and friends may God grant you all with a speedy healing. Officer Townsend thank you for your Dedicated Service to your Community and to your Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Res.Sgt.Rudy Jones
Cuyahoga Falls Police,Ohio

January 11, 2019

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Matthew 5:9
I pray to give thanks for the time you served, may you rest in God's Holy Glory.

Sergeant Oscar Pena
Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office

January 11, 2019

"Carved on these walls is the story of America, of a continuing quest to preserve both democracy and decency, and to protect a national treasure that we call the American dream."
President George H.W. Bush
Rest in peace brother, God Speed.

Sgt. C.M. Grubbs
Harrisonburg Police Department(Va.)

January 11, 2019

Rest in Peace Clayton. Thank you for your service to your community as a police officer. May God bless you and your family in this very difficult time.

Lieutenant David Caballero
University of Arizona Police Department

January 11, 2019

Thanks for your service. Prayers for your agency and family.

Deputy Wendell Johnson
Richmond Co. Sheriff's Office

January 11, 2019

May God watch over the family and fellow officers who serve and protect us. We can only imagine their pain. But we can sympathize with them and we must support them. 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. Thanks for your service.

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

January 10, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

January 10, 2019

The men & women of the Abilene Police Department extend our condolences to the family, friends, & coworkers of Police Officer Clayton Townsend. We are grateful for his service to his community, and recognize though his life was brief, its significance cannot be underestimated. Our prayers remain focused on those who must navigate life without his presence.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

January 10, 2019



January 10, 2019

Thank you for your service Clayton. You will be remembered.

Special Agent
Dustin Hemp
Office of the Arizona Attorney General

January 10, 2019

RIP, Officer Townsend. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

January 10, 2019

Officer Townsend, I grieve with your wife over the loss of her husband and father to your young son. I, too, lost my dad at an early age, and God has taken care of me all my life. He will do the same to your baby boy. May our good Lord immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 10, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Townsend, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


January 10, 2019

Very sorry to hear the news... Rest in peace. My thoughts are extended to family, friends and fellow officers.

Reserve Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

January 10, 2019

RIP my brother
May your loved ones be comforted during this horrible time.
May other drivers take a lesson from this senseless killing and keep their full attention on their driving and lay their phones and other obstructions aside.
May your service and sacrifice never be forgotten

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

January 10, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Townsend and the Salt River Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Townsend, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

January 10, 2019

Never Forgotten. Thank you for your service sir!

P.O. / Tactical Officer Ken Bertz
Montgomery Police Department / HCPA SWAT

January 10, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police Department

January 10, 2019

May God bless the Townsend Family. May comfort and peace be given to help sooth the pain and sorrow. May God also bless and comfort the Salt River Tribal PD during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace My Brother!!

Master Deputy & Antoine Thomas
Wake County Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2019

Rest easy Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

January 10, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. Thoughts and prayers for your family, friends and brothers/sisters in blue.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

January 10, 2019

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Clayton Townsend and the extended law enforcement family of the Salt River Police Department.

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 2019.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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

January 10, 2019

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