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Officer Gerald Eugene Cline

Albuquerque Police Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Thursday, February 24, 1983

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Reflections for Officer Gerald Eugene Cline

Gerald was my neighbor three houses down from my parents. His wife Yolenda taught my half brother Jerry at Menaul school. That I paid. They attended my wedding. Along with Officer Steve Devoti. Friends with Officer Shawn Mc Queathy. Phil Chacon and Officer Carrillo
worked on chiefs Staff Hansen Stover Baca before going to BCSO and ISD chief Bowdich
was my captain and DC worked on his campain for BCSO Sferiff Remember when Jerry drove his unit to NY and caught heck for putting 4300 miles on it
from the police garage. Automated police CAD system 1980 and most of APD

David Lowe

David Lowe
Police Employee Data Systems Unit

November 12, 2020

FYI ~ Jerry's badge number is 120.

Yolanda H Cline
COPS Past National President

April 6, 2019

Sharron Compton ~ the next Parole Board hearing has been tentatively scheduled for 3/19/19.
Please have everyone you know to send in letters or emails!

Yolanda H. Cline
COPS Past National President

January 11, 2019

Thank you for you’re service sir! I am sure you knew my brother in the Police Department. His name was Ray Duran and recently passed away. He was 67 and served APD and Aviation Police for a total of 38 years.

Brother of Retired APD officer
Albuquerque Police

December 20, 2018

We never met but I feel like I’ve known you forever Jerry. Your wife Yolanda is one of my best friends and has done a lot for me over the years. I’ve met all your children as well. She did a wonderful job raising them. You would be proud of what they’ve become. Especially GT. He may have had a few bumps in his teens, but he has become one fine young man and someone I am proud to know. They all miss you but they carry on your faith and family.
Thank you for sharing them with me.

Tammie Elliott-Gehle
Surviving Spouse of Sgt Robert L Elliott EOW 2/25/87

February 24, 2018

Received Jodi Thomas's book "Indigo Lake" on Friday & finished it Saturday morning.
"Indigo Lake" is dedicated to you & to your Blue Family that keeps us safe 24/7.
Still can't believe, even after seeing your name in print, that a minor character was named in your honor.
Still can't believe that you will be in Jodi's short story coming out in October, where her "Jerry Cline" character will have an expanded role.
What an honor for your name to appear in a book!
But it was the life you lived, Jerry, the way you loved your GOD, your Family & your Friends that should be honored. You were a wonderful man by the way you lived. Being HIS child is all the honor anyone needs.
You are still missed by those you loved!

Yolanda H. Cline

July 9, 2017

Praise GOD I thought to look on Jerry's page today!
Life has been busy this spring with many COPS activities, family things & life.
Praise GOD you are now on the contact list for each coming Parole Board Hearing. It is very important for the PB to hear that I am not the only one who fears the release of the prisoner.
Standing together we can make a difference in today & the days to come. The past has changed all of us. I pray we are becoming all that HE planned for each of us before the beginning of time.
I know for sure I am here, at this plan in time, in this location to daily strive to help others, to change lives & to share the blessings I receive in abundance from our FATHER.
Pray for your health. Pray for your family. We never asked to walk this path together. But being an encouragement, support & in pray is what HE wants from HIS children.

Yolanda H. Cline
Spouse of Officer Cline

June 22, 2017

I just got off the phone with the parole board,
His parole was dined, I will now have a permanent letter in his file for every time he come up for parole, and will be officially notified. I have also ask that he not be released into the custody of the Stat of Texas, because I would fear for my husband's and my life.

Have a blessed day,
Sharron (Compton) Hamrick

S. Hamrick

May 9, 2017

Yolanda, this is Sharron, I'm sorry I have been very ill and up unroll now have not remembered how to retrieve this information. I pray everyday that he will not be released. I have a phone call into his casework know to find out the results. If you know any information please let me know, as I know his release will cause serious repercussions on my family because I spoke against him.

Please in the future email me at [email protected], or text me at 214-714-0744, and I will immediately call my contact at the parole board. At this point I will put it in God's hands to act on both our best interest to keep him where he belongs.

God Bless you and yours always,

Sharron Hamrick

S. Hamrick

May 9, 2017

Received word today that the next Parole Board hearing for Jerry's murderer will be 3/22/17 ~ if Sharon ~ a family member of this murderer would like to place a reflection to be read at this hearing, please do so. Your message in 2015 was powerful & made a difference to the decision of the Parole Board.
Thank you,

Yolanda H. Cline

February 21, 2017

Your killer should not be eligible for parole, he should be grateful for having his life spared and that should be his only big break


July 20, 2016

There are three types of people in this world: sheep, wolves, and sheepdogs. Some people prefer to believe that evil doesn't exist in the world and if it ever darkened their doorstep, they wouldn't know how to protect themselves. Those are the sheep. Then you've got predators, who use violence to prey on the weak. They're the wolves. And then there are those blessed with the gift of aggression, an overpowering need to protect the flock. These men are the rare breed who live to confront the wolf. They are the sheepdog. …You know who you are. You know your purpose.

Citizen of ABQ
Son of an APD officer

October 30, 2015

Once more your Family, Friends, Co-Workers, Law Enforcement, Good Citizens, those on ODMP and people we don't even know stepped up, took the time to send letters, e-mails and petitions to the NM Parole Board asking that your murderer not be released.
Just got word a little over an hour ago ~ No Parole for your killer!!!
Praise GOD!!!
A special thank you to Sharron Compton. Your letter touched us. Your support means even more. Thank you!!!
In 675 days we start doing this all over again. Those who would take Blue Lives must remain in prison.
Blue Lives Matter ~ especially yours!!!

Yolanda H. Cline

March 25, 2015

John & Carol,
I will be at NPW, 2015, working registration. Catch me there.

Yolanda H. Cline

March 6, 2015

Yolanda, thanks for sharing Sharron's comments. Jerry was a great guy and we were on the same team back in the 70's. He was always happy and wanted to learn everything he could. It was nice visiting with you at APD when the ICPC chaplains were meeting in Albuquerque. Carol and I work at NPW every May. If you are every at NPW would love to connect with you again. God bless and keep up the good work for Jerry.

Chaplain John Elms
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Oregon

March 4, 2015

My love for my job, my work ethic, and my intense belief that it is a privilege to wear a badge was ingrained in me from the very start because of Jerry. I was blessed to have him as my first training officer and I owe so much of my success to him. I will never forget you my friend.

Retired Deputy Chief
Albuquerque Police Department

March 4, 2015


You mentored me well. You taught me to never take anything for granted. I was a rookie officer and you and I had many conversations about life before you were senselessly gunned down. I handled probably one of your last calls with you. You taught me much in that time working the graveyard shift in SE Albuquerque, I in turn have, as an academy instructor, field training officer, supervisor and commanding officer and college professor shared your story with countless numbers of police recruits, veteran officers, students and citizens, I now work hard to ensure justice for the victims of crimes, in those cases I prosecute, as a Special Prosecutor,,, your legacy lives on through the lives you touched.


March 3, 2015

Sharron Compton,
Thank you for what you said. The family, friends & co-workers of Jerry Cline appreciate what you said. You have never been forgotten over the years. We pray for that persons family.
The Family of Officer Gerald E. Cline EOW ~ 2/24/1983

Yolanda H. Cline

February 24, 2015

I wish I could have warned you, I wish I had know where he was, but I just knew he was out of my mom and dads life, and I was truly grateful for that. I'm sorry for what he did to you Officer Cline, and Im Sorry that your family had to go thru life without you.
I will do everything g in my power to keep him in jail where he belongs. Please rest in peace knowing that his family is truly remorseful, even though I know he is not. I refuse to name his name because he has not existed in my life for more than the time he has been in jail.

Rest in Peace Sir, I will never forget, when I'm gone, my children will not forget either.

Sharron Compton

February 12, 2015

Rest in peace brother, my No Parole letter goes out tomorrow. Thank you for your service and hopefully this guy never sees freedom again. God bless the family and friends of Officer Cline who are having relive this nightmare again.

Sr. Ptlmn/K-9 Hndlr Donnie Meaders
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

January 11, 2015

Honored to mail out my No Parole letter today.

Natasha Hubbard (Communications Officer)

January 8, 2015

No parole for the killer, thank god!


March 8, 2013

working to keep those imprisoned who take the very one who protects us

harold boyce lonewolf hale
dod police ret

January 28, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

January 27, 2013

30 years later, we have not forgotten about you. Thank you.


January 18, 2013

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