Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Robert M. Clifton

Joplin Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 5, 1967

Leave a Reflection

Reflections for Patrolman Robert M. Clifton

Rest in peace Patrolman Clifton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 20, 2019

Rest In Peace brother. You are honored and remembered today the 50th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you and your family for your service and sacrifice.

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

December 5, 2017

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th 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.

Rest In Peace

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

December 5, 2011

I am a daughter of Robert M. Clifton. I never really knew my biological father. I have seen pictures and visited the Joplin police station looking for the man I am a part of. I am proud for what he did, wish I could of known him. I have a half brother out there I will never know. It is a complicated story. My mother was Barbara Shepherd and I loved and respected her silence on their relationship. I would love to know any information on my father, I feel a part of me is missing. If anyone who reads this understands or can help please email me. Thank you! Lost and missed out on a man I would of loved to know and think alot about. Sincerely Brenda

Brenda M Clifton-Perkins

January 23, 2010

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

December 4, 2007

As a young reporter about Bob's age for the weekly Southwestern and then KFSB Radio 1310, I got to know Bob well when he was a dispatcher. We attended some events together, and talked about his love of hockey in a non-hockey area.
I was working for the Wichita Eagle when he was killed; did not learn about it until years later.
He was dedicated, intelligent and always had wanted to leave the dispatcher job for active patrolling. I was very sadded to learn, too long after the event, that this caring, creative soul had lost his life doing what he loved. (Am now teaching English part-time at Pittsburg Ks. State)
Bob meant a lot in many ways to many people.

jack l. kennedy

January 17, 2006


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Officer Clifton.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

June 3, 2004 fallen officer on the ODMP should be without a reflection. Thank you for your service & God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 15, 2004

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.