Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 10, 2020

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Reflections for Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr.

On behalf of the Major Crimes Unit of the Rochester Police Department, NY we send our sincerest sympathy in the loss of your Sergeant, Clifford Martin, Sr., from the COVID-19 virus. Sgt. Martin was a true professional and extended such a courtesy and hospitality to our Investigators while conducting business in Chicago. Sgt. Martin , you will be missed . Our thoughts and prayers for your family.

Investigator Mario Correia
Rochester Police Department, New York

September 23, 2020

Rest in Peace brother, we have the watch for you.

Investigator Patrick Garrison
CO Dept of Revenue Gaming Enforcement

August 21, 2020

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 7, 2020

Praying for your family, friends, colleagues, agencies during this very difficult time for them and all of us. Thank you for your service! We shall remember you with pride and admiration always! May God Bless the Blue!

“The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 HCSB];

“Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 HCSB], and;

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” [John 15:13 HCSB]

Depart in peace, Brother-in-Blue; in the name of God the Father who created you; in the name of Christ Jesus who redeemed you; in the name of the Holy Spirit who sanctifies you. May you rest in peace and dwell forever with the Lord. Amen.

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, CIMT, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed/Certified Independent Ecumenical Clergy / Chaplain
Ministry: Law Enforcement Chaplaincy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS
Nashua NH and Merrimack NH Police Departments

July 1, 2020

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, Clifford Martin, Sr., from the COVID-19 virus. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant succumbs from this deadly disease. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 28, 2020

"The Monument"

I never dreamed it would be me
My name for all eternity
Recorded here at this hallowed place
Alas, my name, no more my face

"In the line of duty" I hear them say
My family now the price to pay
My folded flag stained with their tears
We only had those few short years

The badge no longer on my chest
I sleep now in eternal rest
My sword I pass to those behind
And pray they keep this thought in mind

I never dreamed it would be me
And with heavy heart and bended knee
I ask for all here from the past
Dear God, let my name be the last

- Sgt. George Hahn, L.A.P.D

Chief of Police Shawn Eckhart
Turkey Creek Police Department

April 28, 2020

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

April 27, 2020

Rest in peace Sgt. Martin. My thoughts & prayers are with your family, friends, and the members of the CPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Sgt. Scott Seitz
Plainsboro Township NJ Police Department

April 26, 2020

Rest easy my friend. Thank you for your friendship. You will never be forgotten.





Eve Cole
Chicago Police Department

Rest Easy Hero. Thank you for your service. Eve Cole

April 26, 2020

SGT. Cliff, I saw you everyday when I was working right before you got on the elevator. Always dressed sharp to the Tee! Sgt was always on point. As a Department in 002 and beyond you’ll be missed. At this time I pray that your family will be able to push forward at this time. The services were well for you. Peace & Love Sgt.

F.T.O. Michael St.Clair II
Chicago Police Department

April 25, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE. THANK YOU FOR BEING A GREAT WARRIOR FOR US AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

April 24, 2020

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

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

April 23, 2020

Thank you, sir, for your service, GOD BLESS.

Mrs.C Singleton /Concern Citizen

April 22, 2020

PRAYERS FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND OUR FAMILY OF BLUE AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND REST IN GODS ARMS.

MOTHER OF A DALLAS POLICEWOMAN LINDA KEM
NONE

April 21, 2020

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

Sgt Donnie Meaders
Wetumka (OK) Police Department

April 20, 2020

Thank you for your service and god bless your family, RIP.

S/Sgt. Constance Roussel
RCMP

April 18, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sergeant Martin.

Chip Nowlin
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

April 18, 2020

Thank you for your service. May your soul rest in peace.

Reserve Deputy Inspector Andrew Robert
New York City Police Department (NYPD)

April 17, 2020

SGT. Martin,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

April 17, 2020

God bless you Sergeant Clifford Martin Sr. for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and friends, and to your brothers and sisters from the Chicago Police Department. Rest in Peace Brother.

Officer Jim Drabos (Retired)
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

April 17, 2020

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

April 17, 2020

God Bless you Sergeant Clifford Martin! Thank you for your many years of service with the Chicago Police Department. Thank you for making the people in the Chicago, Illinois area feel safer. We are all thankful to you for your service, your devotion and your sacrifices, and to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your loved ones!! We are so saddened by this terrible news and you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, and all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

April 16, 2020

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

National Police Wives Association

April 16, 2020

To the family of Sergeant Clifford W. Martin, Sr. friends, Interim Superintendent Charlie Beck and the Chicago Police Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayer. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep you hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service!
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3:16 & 17

Patrolman A.S. Batson
CH / OB PD
Goldsboro, NC

April 16, 2020

Rest in Peace Sgt Martin, 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.

TERRY ZECH, OFC(RET)
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPARTMENT DETROIT MICHIGAN

April 16, 2020

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