Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Chris Edward Clites

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, December 10, 1993

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Reflections for Police Officer Chris Edward Clites

Happy Birthday Chris - just checking in - we miss you brother “EVERYDAY “ - can’t wait to see you again- C.E.C. #1493.

B.Bodell #1557. (Retired CPD)
Columbus Div. of Police

May 12, 2022

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Chris Edward Clites of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 10, 2021

Hard to believe Chris was shot and killed 28 years ago. We salute you this day and you will always be in our hearts and never forgotten. Officers, Stay healthy and hard to kill.

Officer John Holloway #1025
Partner

December 10, 2021

Chris, Love you my brother, no matter how many years pile up, our Love for you remains the same. Your brothers will drink one in honor of you today, #1493 Never Forgotten:

B.Bodell (Retired CPD)
CPD Retired

December 10, 2021

C.E.C. #1493 - Thinking about you today brother - Happy Birthday Chris - Sure do miss you - “Everyday”.

P.O. B.Bodell
Columbus Ohio division of police (Retired 2019)

May 12, 2021

27 years ago God brought you home to be with him. We all miss you very much, the book of Destiny is heartbreaking at times and is very difficult to understand. Growing up in Walnut Heights was such a blessing, so many great families. Graduating from Independence H.S. ( The 76ers) Then in 1990 you took your talent to The Columbus Div. of Police. It’s not what you learned in the Academy- it’s what you brought to the table when you got there- honor - integrity- righteousness the ability and the Heart to want to put yourself in harms way to insure safety for others. My brother you checked all the boxes -the citizens of Columbus we’re so blessed to have you as one of their police officers. Until next time my brother- we love you........

B. Bodell (Retired CPD)
CPD Retired

December 10, 2020

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorney Generals Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Chris Edward Clites of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 71 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 10, 2020

"Fight crime and suppress evil..." - part of our montra Chris and all would say before hitting the streets.

Been 27 years since Chris was murdered in the line of duty.

Miss and salute you my Brother-in-arms. Many of us will toast to your memory and past friendships today as we have for nearly three decades. Old street war stories told. Sending blessings to your family.

Fellow officers and protectors, keep your swords sharp and your wit sharper in these interesting times.

Peace.

Officer John Holloway
Partner/Coworker

December 10, 2020

Don't grieve for me , for now I'm free, I'm following the path God laid for me. I took his hand when I heard his call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play. I've found that peace at the close of the day. If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things I too will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow. I wish you sunshine for tomorrow. My life's been full, I savoured much, good friends, good times, a loved one's touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, don't lengthen now with undue grief. Lift up your heart and share with me, God wanted me now, He set me free. Love forever Cheryl

Cheryl Clites
sister

December 3, 2020

Never forgotten. You served heroically.

Lisa Burke
Retired Columbus Police

November 21, 2020

Happy Birthday Chris’ The bond of brotherhood will never be broken - Rest in peace my brother - we miss you.

Retired CPD P.O. B. Bodell #1557
Columbus division of police (Retired)

May 12, 2020

(Previous reflection did not post. Brief one here).

This day we salute and lift a toast to Chris and the man he had become before losing his life in this gun battle. .To Chris's family and friends, wishing you blessings and peace. He is always remebered in our hearts and minds

Stay healthy and Merry Christmas.

"Fight crime & suppress evil!" ( as we said back then before hitting the street).

Officer John Holloway
Columbus Police

December 10, 2019

Hello Chris, just checking in on ya. It’s been 26 years since the day you were taken from us, you were only a 26 year old man at the time. Life is so hard sometimes- so unfair many times over. Over the years years we have lost many more of our brothers and sisters in the line of duty, the cuts are so deep that they really never heal thru our entire lives. There have been some really dark days for your closest friends after the day you were murdered, but knowing your spirit lives on and feeling you continue to look over our shoulders helps us out everyday. Every December 10th your closest friends still drink a shot of ‘JD’ from your DNA bottle - we salute one to our hero- “YOU”. I passed on a set of your handcuffs to a righteous man and outstanding Police Officer - Officer Tucker - he will continue to carry your torch and the torch of the “Thin Blue Line” separating Good from Evil- using tools from the heart “Righteousness - Integrity- Honor- just as you did. Thank you again Chris for looking out over my shoulder during all those critical incidents that occurred during my tour, I am now retired from CPD and I am so blessed to start the third quarter of my life. I miss you my friend every day- “The Eagle Has Landed”

P.O. Bret Bodell #1557. (Retired)
Columbus division of police

December 10, 2019

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Chris Edward Clites of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 68 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation

December 10, 2019

Always remembered my Brother in Arms. Lifting a glass in Chris's honour. A salute to your bravery and drive to fight crime and suppress evil.

Blessings to all of Chris's kin and kith. Stay healthy and vigilant. -John

Officer John Holloway
Columbus Police

December 9, 2019

Happy birthday Chris, we miss you very much. We know you’re looking down upon us every day. We love you brother .

B. Bodell #1557. Retired CPD
Columbus Div. of Police

May 12, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Clites.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 25, 2019

God Bless you Warrior! It was said best tonight at the memorial ceremony at 5 sub, you are the guardian angel of the officers in Linden. Thank you for your sacrifice, and for giving yourself for the citizens of Columbus. Thank you to your family for their sacrifices as well, and may God continue to bless them.

Lieutenant Robert Sagle #5047
Columbus Division of Police

December 10, 2018

I was working in the Franklin County Jail the night this happened. All of us Deputies on duty that fateful night were saddened to hear of your passing. I remember connecting with you again when you brought prisoners to jail. All of us from Walnut Heights remember you, Carmen and Cameron having fun growing up. You will always be missed.

Deputy Chris Milburn
Franklin County Sheriff's Department

December 10, 2018

Hello my Brother just checking on you, it is so hard to believe it has been 25 years to the day that you were taken from us while fighting the good fight "Good over Evil". All your brothers and sisters miss you very much, and will forever keep thoughts of you and your smile in our hearts. Tonight we are sending lights up your way, and are having a "Memorial" to honor you as our Hero, 5 precinct Officers wanted to show you that they are still representing you by fighting the good fight. Rest easy my brother, you have done your part..and so much more....... True "Warrior" #1557

Bret J Bodell #1557
Columbus Div. of Police

December 10, 2018

I can't believe it has been 25 years ago today that you were tragically taken away. You will never be forgotten.

MaryAnn Wallace

December 10, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Chris Edward Clites of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 67 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

December 10, 2018

25 Years! Seems like a life time ago; yet just yesterday. Always remembered!!!
Blessings to all of Chris' friends and family.

Fight Crime & Suppress Evil!

Officer John Holloway
Columbus Police

December 10, 2018

Happy birthday Chris, love you brother ..... You will always be in our hearts and in our prayers ... Family for life ......

B.Bodell #1557
Columbus division of police

May 12, 2018

Warrior!!!!

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December 22, 2017

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