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Patrolman William G. Clancy

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 22, 1920

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Reflections for Patrolman William G. Clancy

Officer Clancy, , it has been 104 years since you were taken from us. New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your military and years of law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

January 22, 2024

Officer Clancy will not be forgotten by the officers both active and retired from the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

January 22, 2024

My Uncle . I became a police officer because of him .

Patrolman , Tim Clancy
Newburyport PD

September 11, 2023

The Officers both active and retired from the Boston Police Department will never forget you.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

January 22, 2023

Never Forgotten by the Officers of the Boston Police Department.

Retired Boston P.O. Robert E. Anthony Historian

January 22, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you Hero and your family for your sacrifice and service to this country. Always remembered.

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

January 22, 2020

Patrolman Clancy,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but also when you served with the Canadian Army in Europe fighting the Germans on the Western Front during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 22, 2020

Young and bold. Rest in peace Patrolman Clancy.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

He was my uncle . When I was Newburyport Police Officer, I had the privilege of placing the wreath on his grave back in the mid 70’s . Thank you for remembering his service .

Timothy Clancy , former Patrolman
Newburyport Police Department . Nephew.

January 23, 2019

Yesterday on Friday was the anniversary of your line of duty death and no matter how much time passes you are never forgotten. I am a resident of the great city of Boston, Massachusetts and I thank you for your proven dedication to this nation. Thank you for your service in the U.S. Military during the First World War and thank you for your service for the city of Boston. This will always be a tremendous loss for our city and nation. When I attend the 4:00PM Mass at St. Brigid of Kildare I will be praying and thinking of you William.

Former Protective Security Officer (PSO) for Region 1 U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service Police, Pete Harrington BostonMA

January 23, 2016

On this, the 95th anniversary of your death, I read about your service during WW1. You were a hero in every sense of the word, both for your service during the war and for your service to the citizens of Boston. May you rest in peace.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)

January 22, 2015

William Clancy's family came from Co Tipperary.They lived by the river anner at ,Claremore(near Killusty) ,Fethard.Co Tipperary.They also had a mill which is still standing on their farm.Known as one of the oldest family in Killusty.I found a newspaper article in my grandmothers trunk in Ireland about him.The farm is still in the family even though they had been evicted .Some how my great great grandmother got it back.yes bravery runs in the veins of the Clancy family.

maggie o'donnell-briggs
Irish relative

August 24, 2014

Rest easily knowing you had a nephew that became a policeman because of you.

former patrolman Tim Clancy
Nephew, Newburyport Police Dept.

January 23, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 92nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect and you will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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

January 22, 2012

Patrolman Clancy,
On today, the 88th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Boston.



January 22, 2008

Today is year 88. God Bless.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.

January 22, 2008



January 16, 2008

Patrolman Clancy, today marks the 86th anniversary of your murder. We can only hope that your murderer faced true justice if not in this life, then in the next.

God Bless you and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

January 22, 2007

Officer Clancy, from a time when you wouldn't think a youth would have had a gun at a dance. We honor you for your ultimate sacrifice. Your legacy and memory are in tact and we thank you for your service.

Police Mom

January 7, 2006

On 08/03/05 RTG 42-05 remembered Officer William G. Clancy and dedicated our training day to him.

You are not forgotten.

Boston Police Academy RTG 42-05

November 21, 2005

Your service to the city of Boston is not forgotten.

Thank you officer, and rest in peace.

Boston, MA

August 12, 2005

No officer should be without a reflection. I send this one to thank you for giving the ultimate sacrifice and for paving the way for the future for us to follow, on the thin blue line. Thank you.

January 15, 2005

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