Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Clarence P. Cox, Jr.

Memphis Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, May 12, 1981

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Reflections for Lieutenant Clarence P. Cox, Jr.

He was sucker punched and knocked out before his side arm was taken. I was flying in Air 3 that night. Lt Cox was a great man and because he treated the suspect with respect, this is what happened. If he had been aggressive, Lt would have been criticized; You know he was a golden glove champ in his younger days.
RIP Lt Cox, you were a great Policeman and human being.

Lt W. B. Loflin MPD
Memphis Police Department

May 19, 2017

Rest in peace Lieutenant, I am only so glad that your murderer, Laron Williams was killed in prison by Mr. Bobo. What a way to go, ha ha, beaten to death with a barbell. He got his. He also had killed a woman in West Memphis, Arkansas before killing the priest in Jackson, Tn. Who knows how many lives were saved after his death. I am sure he would have killed others had he not been caught. His attitude in jail was unremorseful prior to his sentencing. Welcome to hades Laron.

Law officer friend

August 27, 2015

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 12, 2015

Rest In Peace Lieutenant Cox, your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections

May 12, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 31rst 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace.

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

May 12, 2012

God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain; but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of US Marshal

August 13, 2010

LT. Cox your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

October 7, 2009

"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 30, 2008

Lt. Cox, thank you for your service. Niether you, nor your sacrifice, will ever be forgotten.

Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

November 24, 2007

Rest in peace. You are not forgotten.

Police Officer
Chattanooga, TN

June 18, 2006

Lt. Cox was my field Lt. he was as tenacious in his work as any rookie policeman. At his age, he could do a hundred push-ups and would gladly drop and show you. What a great influence he had on so many of the young guys! I will always miss him...

Captain L. K. Edwards
Memphis Police Department

November 8, 2004

God is your watch partner now and he will always have your back. It is unfortunate that your untimely death was tied to that of Father Jay Jackson in my home town, but God knows best and he provided you with a comforting traveling companion. Be at peace knowing that justice prevailed.

Lt. Phil Spencer (ret.)
Jackson Police Dept.

May 14, 2004

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