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Patrolman William H. Clary

Hudson Falls Police Department, New York

End of Watch Friday, December 29, 1978

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Reflections for Patrolman William H. Clary

It's nice to see that People still post. My dad William H Clary Died the day before my 10th Birthday in 1978. This past December 29, 2023 I retired for State service in NY. It just happened that I retired on the day he passed away 45 years later. Maybe it was Fate or Money is on my dad. For my graduation from HS i was given a plaque with his badge on it and a lovely message. For my retirement my Family, gave me the actual badge that my dad had on. My mother saved it, gave it to my uncle and he held it for many years. he made a display box for it with a glass top . This is something I will treasure always.
Thank you all for never fogetting

Amy Clary- Stone

March 6, 2024

Rest in peace Patrolman Clary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 4, 2020

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Clary and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

December 5, 2015

As a former resident of the area and an officer myself for many years now, I want to say thank you for your service and you are always remembered. On behalf of myself and your former partner, my father in law, Tom Hanley.

Deputy Jon Roberts
Volusia County Sheriffs Dept

June 19, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 33rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace

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

December 29, 2011

You are not forgotten, thank-you for your decade of service.
Your contribution to the Hudson Falls Police Dept enhanced the image of a truly professional agency. God Bless your family and may you forever find peace in the Kingdom of God.

Retired Police Chief
U.S. Dept. Veterans Affairs Federal Police

September 6, 2008



December 29, 2007

"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

December 18, 2007

Just wanted to say thank you for your service. Rest In Peace My Brother.

Former P/O

April 14, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 12, 2007

It's nice to see that your agency honors you on their website. You are in their thoughts as well as the thoughts of all your brother officers. God Bless you and your family for making the ultimate sacrifice !

Syracuse PD

December 27, 2006

Thank you for remembering my father

Amy Clary
Hudson Falls-Daughter

December 28, 2005

You will never be forgotten, Officer Clary. there isn't a day that ends that all our fallen officers are in my prayers and thoughts. God Bless you and your family And may you sleep in Peace In Gods Love and arms.
Kathi Halligan, Philadelphia, PA

November 1, 2005

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