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Patrolman David W. Clark

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, May 21, 1973

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Reflections for Patrolman David W. Clark

Officer Clark was a kind man, who came from a family who served the city. His Brother Tom was also as a member of the Memphis Police department. My family was close to his. We had moved from Memphis Before this happened but I remember it well. I also remember the struggles the City was and are Still going through today. Officer Clark was a kind

Deidra Addison
Family friend

December 31, 2016

Thank you Ms. Miller for your kind words. I also, was around when this incident happened. I was just out of high school in Memphis (Treadwell) when this happened. I believe this incident caused the formation of the T.A.C.T unit of the MPD. Blessings to the family of officer Clark.

anonomous
Law officer friend

August 27, 2015

I was a little girl when this happened and was outside on the porch across the street when the shooting started and my childhood friend lived in the the house he barricaded himself in. I have always wondered what really happened that day although the incident is spoke of often in our family. Tonight I found the story on the internet assuming I would find out the entire story. I'm sorry to hear that so many to include Officer Clark lost their lives that day. My thoughts and prayers to the family of Officer Clark and those citizen's family that lost their lives as well.

Sharon MIller
Citizen

May 26, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 21, 2015

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department, Ohio

May 21, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 21, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 21, 2012

Never forgotten

Lt TDW
ADOC SRP

March 24, 2011

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 30, 2008

I'll never forget that day. My recruit class had graduated on Friday night. This was Monday. Your partner was a classmate. What a horrible way to start a career. What a good man to lose on your first day. We really lost two good men that day. David, your memory lives on and always will.

Anonymous

February 3, 2004

A hero's legacy will never die. God bless you for your sacrifice.

Captain Scott Wright
Mount Holly Police Department, NC

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