Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer I Robert Danforth Clark

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 2023

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Reflections for Correctional Officer I Robert Danforth Clark

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

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

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

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

November 12, 2023



November 4, 2023

Rest easy brother, Thought’s and prayers to the family , friends and coworkers.

Corrections Deputy Sheriff Mitch Dixon
Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office

October 27, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Obendorf. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Georgia Department of Corrections.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 20, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

October 18, 2023

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

October 12, 2023

I pray that God wrap his loving arms around the family and take care of them during the holidays. Praying that God give you strength to get through this rough time.

Sergeant Teisha Sexton
Georgia Department of Corrections

October 9, 2023

Officer Clark, our world is full of evil people, and yet, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

October 8, 2023

Officer Mr. R. D. Clark,
Thank you for the strength and determination of which you displayed day after day in a system that's brutally understaffed. You took on the job of 10 Law Enforcement Officers, and in this you sacrificed supremely. No words can be formulated to express the utter nobility of your love and respect for the duty set before you. Even the inmates throughout Smith State Prison have been extremely forthcoming with their gratitude and love for the spirit you brought to them the 6 months of your being there to protect and serve, honorably.
Salutez! Most Noble Man, Officer Robert Danforth Clark!!!

Anonymous Elder Statesman
Fellow Servant & Christian

October 6, 2023

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Correctional Officer I Robert Danforth Clark and the extended law enforcement family of the Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia.

End of Watch Sunday, October 1, 2023.

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."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

October 5, 2023

Rest easy brother. We’ve got the watch from here.

Officer Clay Morgan
Vidalia Police Department

October 4, 2023

Father in Heaven, Bless the eternal soul of this thy servant departed Correctional Officer Robert Danforth and keep his spirit with you always. Bless his family and all those who mourn his passing, give them comfort and peace. This we ask in thy holy name, Amen.

On behalf of Al Tossi, President IPA Region 14 and
Frank Rotondo, 2nd VP (GA) IPA Region 14

Chaplain George E. Martin, Sr.

International Police Association
Region 14 (NC, SC, TN, GA)

October 4, 2023

Rest In Peace Correctional Officer I Robert Clark! Thank you for your 6 months of service with the Georgia Department of Corrections, in Georgia. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your family and your friends during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers also go out to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Eddie & Kelly King

October 4, 2023

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

October 4, 2023

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”-John 3:16

Michael G Judge
Former 911 Dispatcher

October 4, 2023

I pray that God place his peace and love upon your family during this time. Thank you to your family for sharing your life with us in the correctional family. You are a hero Sir.

Sgt. John Chavez
Colorado Department of Corrections

October 4, 2023

Rest in peace brother! I pray for you, your loved ones and department.

Sergeant A. Jones

October 3, 2023

I’m sorry you lost your life serving your country! May your memory live on forever brother! God heal all those who knew you and loved you!

Sergeant George Sanchez

October 3, 2023

My sincere condolences to your loss. It is so sad that someone was just doing their job let alone for only six months and lost his life at the hands of someone who doesn’t care about life. Rest in peace.

Rashelle Anderson
Citizen, Wisconsin

October 3, 2023

My sincere condolences to your family and department. This is senseless I hope they can revoke any privileges he may have been given in jail. The Lord said blessed are the peacemakers hold on to that.


October 3, 2023

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

October 3, 2023

Rest in peace brother we have your watch from now.

State Correctional officer Ca. “ret” E.S
Calif. Dept. Of Corrections

October 3, 2023

Rest in peace, Correctional Officer 1 Clark. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

October 2, 2023

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Ret.

October 2, 2023

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