Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer John F. Clonan

New York City Police Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, January 19, 1985

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Reflections for Police Officer John F. Clonan

Rest in peace Officer Clonan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 8, 2022

Thank you kindly for remembering my brother. May be Rest In Peace.

Thomas Clonan

January 19, 2022

Johnny……You will never will be forgotten. You live on in the hearts of all who knew you. You would be so proud of the men your boys have grown up to be.

Retired Sgt Susan Pinto Tulino
City of Yonkers Police Dept

October 3, 2021

Rest in peace

Lt. Jim Russo

January 20, 2018

Rest in perpetual peace my brother.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

January 19, 2018

RIP Officer. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer (retired)

January 19, 2016

I saw John ant Manhattan Criminal Court the day before his accident. We both had Criminal trials that were ongoing. We were walking in opposite directions, both in a hurry to get to our respective courtrooms. I hadn't seen John in a while as we had both been transferred to new assignments after having worked together in the Street Crime Unit. We spoke without even slowing down. He asked if I wanted to meet for lunch during the court recess. I said I would see him the next day for lunch. I was too wrapped up in my case.
He was involved in the car accident the next day. I never saw him again.
John was a great cop. A great guy.
I wish I had taken the time to meet with him that day. Lesson learned. Life is in fact too short. Friends and family are more important than police work, arrests, trials, judges, etc.
John, Im sorry. I miss you. Rest in peace friend.

Sgt. Phil Insardi
NYPD, Ret.

August 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th 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.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 19, 2012

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

Robyn Wilkes

January 15, 2009

Hi Johnny, may you rest in peace and be always remembered as a devoted father and for your service to the great city of New York. your cousin Brian

Brian Clonan

December 4, 2008



January 11, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

January 2, 2008

This is my Uncle Johnny. I never got a chance to meet him, he died before i was born, but I've heard great stories about him, and he is loved and will never be forgotten.

Meaghan Clonan

February 12, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

July 29, 2006

Rest in Peace.

Atlanta, GA
Former NYPD

July 6, 2006

thank you for doing a great job and you will be remembered

July 2, 2006

Remembered.Thank you for your service.

January 19, 2006

Rest in peace.

Dep. Eric Thoresen
Marion County Sheriffs Office

December 20, 2003

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