Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Edward William Clavell, Jr.

Seal Beach Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, August 23, 1988

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Reflections for Police Officer Edward William Clavell, Jr.

Officer Clavell,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seal Beach. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 23, 2018

Rest In peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 30th anniversary of your EOW.

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

August 23, 2018

Ed was a fellow recruit with me in 1983. He was a dedicated officer and took his role seriously. He liked collecting those little Law Enforcement Badges as a hobby. I remember we all had something we made fun of with each other to ease the stress. With Ed it was that he would raise his hand to ask a question and when called upon by the instructor would always preface his question with an audible, "aaaaah" then say what he would say. He all mimicked the sound and he had such a great sense of humor he would join in and laugh as well! I am honored to call him a class mate of OCSA Class 60.

Patrol Officer Retired Robin Miles
Orange County Sherrif's Academy Class mate with Ed 1983 Class 61

July 20, 2013

Rest in Peace, Officer Clavell. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

I was in the truck and was badly injured in this accident, when I was only 18 years old. I was paralyzed for almost a year, I have had 2 cervical spine surgeries that remind me daily of this horrific crash. God Bless the family and friends who knew Officer Clavell. I have never felt angry as we all make mistakes and accidents happen. When something like this happens it stays with you for life and reminds you how precious life is. I still live in the area and often drive by the site where our lives all changed, and say a prayer for all who it has affected...Life is precious, hold your family close and never take anything for granted...

Cathie Bell-Minery
I was in this crash

July 16, 2011


I met you in 1986 and you took me on a ride-a-long during my hiring process for Seal Beach. I was impressed by the way you conducted your business and looked up to you as a mentor. Sadly, I screwed that all up and was not able to ever work with you. And, I was saddened to hear of your accident. Travel well, my friend.

Don McKay
OCSD Class #74

January 11, 2007

To the family and loved ones of officer Edward William Clavell Jr. and his fellow officers with the Seal Beach Department:

On this the eighteenth anniversary week of Ed's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember him today. Ed's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will his valor and courage.

In reading the loving reflections left by friends and co-workers, I see that Ed is admired and missed. I hope that God is holding Ed in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul.

I am so sorry that Ed was robbed of his life so tragically, but through his heroism and the profound sense of duty with which he lived his life, he made an immeasurable difference. May his spirit continue to soar and may his memory continue to inspire.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Ed gave to his community and the citizens of Calfifornia, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on August 23, 1988.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 24, 2006

Ed, you are still missed. Taken too soon, you made an impact on all who knew you. You were a joy to work with and made many miserable shifts worth the effort. A good cop and a true friend. I know you and Danny are in a far better place, watching over us all until we'll all be together again. Thanks for being a friend.

Sgt. Bob Krauss - Retired
Seal Beach Police Dept

May 6, 2006

May your family take some comfort in knowing that God holds a special place for those who give their lives in the service of others. You are not forgotten. Rest in His Peace, Brother.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

January 15, 2005

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