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Patrolman Clifford Wayne Haskin

East Helena Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Saturday, September 14, 1985

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Reflections for Patrolman Clifford Wayne Haskin

Ptlm Haskin, you are honored by the members of the Boston Police Dept. for your dedication to duty. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police Dept.

January 1, 2012

I miss you Babe. You left us way too soon. We still had so many future memories to make and lives to create. I have moved on but you are always and will be forever more in my heart and soul. I will see you and our child again someday. I love you.

Barbara Haskin Sheridan
Wife

August 30, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 24th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

September 17, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

Cliff,
You were a good friend, and I enjoyed spending time with you. You were dedicated to your career, and although you were taken from us entirely too young, you left a lasting impression. I can only guess that if there are guitars and Harley Davidsons in Heaven that you are up there playing and riding. I still play your old Epiphone guitar, and have put a lot of miles on it since you left us and it was left to me. I think of you every time I pick it up. I really miss the fun and good times we had together, but am comforted by the fact that you are resting easily, and that I will be up there with you someday. Blessings

Retired Sr. Patrol Officer Denny Davis
Helena Montana Police Department

October 13, 2007

Your did you service to the very end, thank you sir.

June 25, 2005

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