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Auxiliary Police Officer Milton S. Clarke

New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section, New York

End of Watch Wednesday, December 1, 1993

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Reflections for Auxiliary Police Officer Milton S. Clarke

Aux Officer Clarke,
You laid down your life for your fellow officers and the citizens of NY city. As an auxiliary officer, I look up to you with great respect for engaging an armed man all while you were unarmed. I hope there is a special place in everyones heart for a person like you.
Thank You.

Auxiliary Police Officer Greg Gadt
Bedford Police Dept (near Cleveland)

April 25, 2006

I can still recall first coming into "The Program" way back in the early seventies. We had just suffered the loss of our first "Officer Down" in the Central Park Precinct. I was in the 2-0 back then, but eventually found my way to the 5-2.
We are all saddened by the loss of any of our Brotherhood. But we have all been enriched by the knowing of and the closeness to each and every other of our "Brothers and Sisters in Blue".
May A/PO Clarke, and all those of us nearer to God, find safety in His arms, and guard and guide us all from Heaven, where those of us who Keep the Faith as
Auxiliaries here on Earth guard and guide in our own neighborhoods.
Requiescat in Paces, Custodiet.

ex-A/Sgt
NYPD Auxiliary Forces Section

March 30, 2006

Rest in peace brother Clarke.

Auxiliary Police Officer F.P
NY Auxiliary Police

February 12, 2006

I can still remember that night I arrived at the precinct and was expecting you to come in for your regular tour of duty. You can't imagine how devestated I was when I heard that you had been shot and killed earlier that day, but when I learned of the circumstances I knew that you would not have thought of doing any less.

Those of us who knew you miss you and I would like to dedicate this poem to you.

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


Rest in peace Milton.

Ronald Gold, Auxiliary Captain (Ret)
NYPD Auxiliary Police

July 10, 2005

As I was looking through this site I came upon this Memorial.. I still remember the day when I heard that you had died and all the sadness that was at your funeral. And I still remember that last day I saw you alive at the NY Marathon. You were greatful when I lend you my work gloves to work with the cables
My father Auxiliary Captin Ronald Gold and I once in a while think about you and keep saying that a good man was taken from this world
My father and I miss you
And I hope your family is doing well
Rest in peace Milton Clarke
Jennifer Gold (52 PCT)

Ex Auxiliary Officer Jennifer Gold
Auxiliary Police Department

July 8, 2005

You will always be missed. You were a generous man and a great uncle. You are a hero because you gave your life to try to protect another.

December 1, 2004

On the anniversary of your death, I thank you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.

December 1, 2004

Brother, you sacrifice has not gone unforgotten. Everyday I think about the bravery you showed. May god bless your family and my god bless you. Look down on us and give us the strength and courage to volunteer and serve the public like you did. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Roger Singh
NYPD Auxiliary Police

September 30, 2004

Rest in peace brother Milton.

Auxiliary Police Officer John Huntemann
NYPD

September 11, 2004

05/06/04

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 sacrafice. You died a hero. Rest in peace sir.

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

May 6, 2004

God bless you and your family at your tragic loss. You are a true hero who was dedicated to protecting his city from the worst the city had to give.

Anonymous

April 14, 2004

You are a hero, Rest in Peace my brother.

Anonymous

December 31, 2003

Almost a decade and I just learned of your sacrafice. You are the role model of anyone in uniform. You faced what most fear....unarmed. There is no other man nor cop who could be any braver. Or a bigger hero. God bless you sir. My brother fallen, I pray for his family. Thank you for your service.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

October 3, 2003

To Dad:

It's been a tough time missing you... and praying that you are looking down on us... and watching over us as you always have. We miss you dearly.. like no one could ever imagine. You are still my hero!

Love,

Monique & Mom

Monique Clarke
Daughter

I and all the other Auxiliary Officers in NYC appreciate the tremendous sacrifice you made in confronting the suspect to save the life of another human being. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

Auxiliary Police Officer Charles Smith
New York City Auxiliary Police Department

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