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Officer Clay Quincy Haywood

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, November 22, 1971

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Reflections for Officer Clay Quincy Haywood

Officer Haywood,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 22, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Haywood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 21, 2019

Brother Clay, today is the 46th. anniversary of your passing. I think of you often and remember the good times we had together on motors. You, Gerd Kurtenbach, and I were together moments before your tragic crash. I will never forget the shock and sorrow we felt at your passing and the void that was left on our motor squad by your absence. Know you are missed and loved every day, and will never be forgotten. Yesterday I had the honor of visiting your Memorial Marker, and doing a short video for the PPD on the incident that took you from us. It was my honor to be asked to do the remembrance video, and to honor and remember your sacrifice. Continue to rest in peace my brother.

Detective Leo G. Speliopoulos
Retired Phoenix Police Detective

November 22, 2017

I actually took your place on Sgt. Navarette's motorcycle squad. I think about you all the time and how proud I was to be on the same squad that you were.

Dirk Stevens 1921
Phoenix Police Department Motorcyle Squad

April 21, 2016

Thinking about you today my best friend.

Mike Lavelle

November 22, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

November 22, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 22, 2011


I think and talk about you often. What great times we had flying together. I will always thank you for making me attend my ASU graduation, that was an important event in my life and I didn't know it, you did! You are still the best friend I ever had.

MIke Lavelle
Issaquah, WA
July 9, 2011

Mike Lavelle

July 9, 2011

Clay it has been a long time, however I have not forgotten the good times when we rode together in beat 912. Rest well my friend.

Denis Regan 1635 Sergeant Ret.
Phoenix Police Department

May 29, 2008

Rest in peace hero

manchester, nh

November 29, 2007

"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

November 14, 2007

Clay it has been a long time since I talked to you but I know Your busy on God's beat now and in the company of many of our brothers and sisters who have gone before and after you. Although it's been nearly 36 years I can still see your warm little smile when events turn out for the good. Your loving spirit lives on here in Phoenix. Until we meet again in God's kingdom, well done my brother, well done.
Tom Bradley, AZ State Chaplain FOP

Tom Bradley, Retired
Phoenix AZ PD

September 25, 2007

I made it Dad. By your sacrafice I was able to survive. I missed you every day. I hope I made you proud. Love Woody

Sgt. RH "Woody" Haywood (Ret)
Apache Junction Police Department

March 18, 2007

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

Officer 11169

March 15, 2007

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

November 28, 2006

I was online to check my husband's website and it showed you, Officer Clay Q. Haywood, being honored and never forgotten. You were a young man, like my husband, and gave your life for something I am sure you loved. I hope your family has been doing alright with life since your tragic day and I am sure you are watching over them. You will never be forgotten by your fellow sister in blue. God bless you and your family.

T Wolfe
Wife of Officer Jason Wolfe EOW 8-28-04

March 17, 2005

Rest in peace Brother Clay, true heros are never forgotten.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 7/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs Police Dept. Okla

November 26, 2003

To the loved ones, friends, and co-workers of Officer Haywood, my heartfelt condolences on this sad anniversary. I pray that the memories you have of him in happier times has helped to ease the sorrow of his loss.

Sgt. Barbara Beland
Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, In.

November 22, 2003

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