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Police Officer Clarence W. Dean

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, January 17, 1994

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Reflections for Police Officer Clarence W. Dean

Rest in Peace, Officer Dean. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

You are not forgotten, I remember that day. God bless you.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway patrol

January 12, 2012

Motor Officer Dean,
Your service and committment to your community is above reproach. My son is 3 weeks away from graduating from the LAPD academy and my daughter is with Customs and Border Protection. Please watch over both of them from your beat in heaven. I know exactly how much you loved riding your MOTOR and I thank you for your service. I worked on the CHP in the LA area for many years and had the highest respect for LAPD especially the officers that rode motors. You belong to one of the best motor units in the world. Semper Fi motorman and thank you.....

State Traffic Officer #7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol

January 4, 2011

I remember the day of your passing as I watched the news from my house. I had only been on a mere 3 years but I was struck by your dedication as you tried to make your way into a terrible situation and lend help. I later became a Motor myself and came to know the brotherhood. Your sacrafice has not been forgotten. From what I've read you were a great officer and we all lost something the day you were taken from us. Rest in Peace Officer Dean.

PO Adam Carpenter
Las Vegas Metro P.D./ Laughlin Sub.

July 11, 2010

Officer Dean passed my Northrop van pool on the morning of the earthquake. We decided to turn around and go back to Lancaster and not report to work that day. I then heard of his tragic death on the news. Im sorry it took me so long to pay my respects. This man was a true hero, and his family can be proud of him. Officer Jeff Jaynes-Arizona Highway Patrol. Santa Clarita resident for 35 years.

Officer Jeff Jaynes
Arizona Highway Patrol

July 3, 2010

Hi, Wayne. It's been a very long time since we said goodbye to you. I think about you all the time and still miss you a lot, especially your wicked sense of humor. Keep 'em laughing, my "Born to be Wild" friend. We still have the watch down here.

Pam Hall
LAPD Reserve, Retired

March 9, 2010

Guy and Traci;
Hard to believe it's been over 16 years since your dad been gone. The recent event in Haiti got our family thinking about him. As next-door neighbors when you lived in Simi Valley, your dad always had an amazing way with my kids. I remember when my son would get him to lean down so he could pretend to touch his tie clip but he'd touch your dad's nose instead. Your dad would pick my son up, (now remember he has on his full uniform, mirror glasses and helmet), and he'd pretend like he was real mad about being fooled, but he'd take off the helmet, place it on the handlebar of that Kawasaki, and give Jay the biggest hug.
We all miss him like it was yesterday.
Our best to you as always.

Chuck Steinberg
Friend

January 28, 2010

Know that many are thinking of you today.

RIP Ofc. Dean...

Steve Johanson

January 17, 2010

Continue to watch over us as we ride,

Motor brothers forever-

Master Police Officer Justin Fleming
High Point Police Dept NC- Motor Unit

June 3, 2009

Hi Wayne.
Not a year goes by without thinking and laughing about something you said. You touched many people in your career and I am gratful for knowing you. My wife and I just celebrated 25 years together as you were one of my ushers. Wish you could have been there making us all laugh as you always did.

Dep. Dan Throckmorton
LASD

March 20, 2009

I have experienced many earthquakes, but this one was the worst. To help calm the fears of Los Angeles residents, I agreed to participate in a local radio show.

I had remarked on-air, how Thank God that it was Martin Luther King Day. So many had been home on a day off, rather than traveling to work on the freeways. Then, I watched live footage as citizens pointed down to "C. W." and his motorcycle(some footage I still have).

Typical of the Men and Women of the LAPD, "C.W." chose to try and make it in to work, to help his fellow Valley Bureau cohorts, assist citizens affected in the Valley. Today, a portion of that freeway is named in honor of "C.W." It saddens me a bit each time I pass that sign, but it also gives me a sense of pride to know that I served on a police department with a Motor Cop, who rather than stay at home and be concerned about personal issues, "C.W." chose to report in for duty.

May You Rest-In-Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor
USMC / LAPD

January 17, 2008

Sir,

I remember this day like it was yesterday, as I lived in Granada Hills (about 5 miles from epicenter) at the time.

While my wife and I were sifting through what was left of our belongings, we heard about your death.

It brought home the the reality that no matter what earthly possessions we may had lost at the time, others had given FAR more.

Deputy Joseph Abercromby
Los Angeles Sheriff's Department

January 17, 2008

So many years ago but it only seems like yesterday in our memories. Just a note to say you are not forgotten on this anniversary.

A DEPUTY
LASD

January 17, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 6, 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
Sergeant
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

December 1, 2007

I was listening to a talk radio show tonight and they spoke of you and the night you were taken from us. I thought you would like to know.

Officer RM Taylor
US DoJ

October 16, 2007

i'm not sure if i've ever met you before. my mom (rebecca smith) was friends with you and had painted a potrait and had it hung in the simi valley p.d. there was an accident late friday night on I-5 and i thought of you and read up on the net articles about you. everytime i go through that interchange, i look at that sign and think about it and how greatful i am that you tried to help. i drive and tell whoever i'm driving with and tell them that my mom helped get that area to be your interchance. i only wish i spent enough time to remember you. i bet i was so young when i met you. rest in peace sir.

amanda sutton
simi valley, ca

October 14, 2007

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Sr. Capt. Shannon Yates
Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

April 19, 2007

Thank you for your service. RIP Sir.

David
brother of LAPD gang ofcr

January 18, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

January 17, 2007

On this 13th year anniversary of your tragic and untimely death, please know that you are not forgotten. Rest in peace.

Sgt M. Fontaine
California Dept of Corrections

January 17, 2007

HELLO SIR. I WAS AN APPLICANT FOR MY DEPT. AT THE TIME OF YOUR DEATH. ALWAYS LONGED TO BE A "MOTOR COP" SINCE 12 YRS. OLD. WELL, IVE BEEN ONE FOR 5 YEARS. THANKS TO MANY FOLKS UP WHERE YOUR AT. INCLUDING YOU. I PASS "THE LOC." EVERY DAY ON WAY TO/FROM WORK AND ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER TO/FOR YOU. I HAVE HAD A CHANCE IN MY CAREER TO MEET MANY MANY GREAT V.T.D MOTORS AND THEY ALL SAY WHAT I KNOW IS TRUE. "WHAT A GUY". WISH I HAD THE CHANCE TO RIDE WITH THE BEST SIR. GOD BLESS. THANK YOU. TAKE CAR OF MY BROS. PLEASE....R.A.

FELLOW MOTOR OFFICER
LASD

March 30, 2006

Brother Dean,

May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

Respectfully,
You’re Brothers in Blue

Untouchables LE Motorcycle Club

December 6, 2005

Ofcr Dean, I clearly remember that Monday morning when you passed. Among all the havok in the San Fernando Valley that day, I was struck by the realization that while I was so absorbed with my own problems brought on by the earthquake, you --- and others like you --- were busy suiting up and reporting for duty to help all of the rest of the self-absorbed citizens of Los Angeles. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice for people you didn't even know. You are in my thoughts, and your family is in my prayers.

PSR III J.M.
LAPD

November 16, 2005

Ofcr. Dean -

I was shaken awake, like the rest of L.A. County, by the earthquake. As time went on I caught the news and saw your bike crashed at the I5/SR14 interchange that now bears your name. You were fully covered by a sheet, but the bike told me we'd lost one of our own. Sleep well, brother.

Sgt. K. Moreland
LAPD

November 10, 2005

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