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Deputy Sheriff James P. Clark

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, June 16, 1983

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James P. Clark

Rest in eternal peace Deputy Clark. You will never be forgotten.


June 16, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 16, 2020

You are not forgotten Deputy Clark. Thank you for your heroism, dedication and service.

Deputy Firman, K.

June 15, 2020

You are not forgotten Deputy Clark.
Thank you for your heroism, dedication and service.

-Deputy Firman, K.

Deputy Firman

June 15, 2020

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Clark.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 30, 2019

RIP Sir and thank you for your service. My deepest condolences to your family and friends and law enforcement brotherhood.

J Spencer Roman FF#187
Farmington Volunteer Fire Association

July 8, 2018

Sir, I would like you to know on the 35th anniversary of your tragic death, the men and women of South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station (formerly Lennox Station – the station you were assigned) honored your sacrifice by wearing long sleeve and tie while patrolling the streets you once did. A beautiful reef was placed at your memorial and a moment of silence at briefing. You are not forgotten and you and your family continues to be in our thoughts and prayers.

RC, Lieutenant
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

June 17, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson
Upland Police Dept. CA

June 16, 2018

You are not forgotten Deputy Clark. RIP

Deputy Sheriff LASD
Class 295

June 18, 2016

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

June 16, 2015

I am a recruit at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Academy and had the privilege of polishing Deputy Clark's Plaque on the LASD Memorial Wall on Friday, June 21, 2013. Class 394 had the opportunity to learn about and reflect on those sacrifices that Deputies and Officers made in the line of duty. I am honored to have learned about Deputy James P. Clark and can only hope that one day, my colleagues hold me in such high regard. Deputy Clark's partner spoke to our class and recounted the events of his sacrifice. Deputy Clark was truly a man of integrity. May God bless Deputy Clark and his family. He will not be forgotten!

Recruit Kevin H. White
California Department of Insurance

June 23, 2013

James was a personal friend as well as a coworker. His wife Pat was one of my Delta Sigma Theta sorority sisters. I was on duty that night working dispatch. I took the call of the 459N that James and his trainee Dep. James Marr were responding to.

I will never forget the sound of desperation in the voice of Dep. Marr as he broadcast that they had been involved in a TC. He was seriously injured himself, yet tried desperately to remove James from the vehicle.

I remember that I asked the lieutenant if I could be the one to go to James' home to break the news to Pat that he had been injured. As other deputies transported Pat to the hospital, I stayed home with their three year old daughter.

I was holder her when the call from the hospital when the call came that James did not survive. That was one of the most difficult experiences in my 26 year law enforcement career. What made it more difficult is that Pat was three months pregnant.

I still miss James; he was a great individual, awesome father and wonderful friend. He was gone way too soon. Continue to RIP dear friend.

Sergeant Rita Hall
Los Angeles County Sheriff Dept.

June 17, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary year 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. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 21, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Clark. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

October 23, 2009

No fellow Los Angeles County law enforcement personnel killed in the line-of-duty, should be forgotten.

Deputy Clark, may Your Soul Rest-In-Peace

Maj M. B. Parlor

June 16, 2008

"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
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

November 29, 2007

Let it never be said that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has forgotten its own. Your name is on our wall and will always be in hearts.

Rest in peace.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

September 2, 2004

Jimmy you were a great friend and patrol deputy. Those of us that worked with you at Lennox will never forget your smile and devotion to duty. God bless you.

Steve Dolan Lt. (Retired)

February 26, 2004

Rest in peace Brother James, you will not be forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs PD OK

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