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Lieutenant Clifford T. Hill

Bessemer Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, May 2, 1979

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Reflections for Lieutenant Clifford T. Hill

Rest in peace Lt. Hill.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 18, 2019

Lt. Hill,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bessemer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 2, 2019

The man who was tried for the killing was not convicted but the results was a hung jury.

no rank
no agency but a dear friend

February 26, 2013

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 33rd 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

May 3, 2012

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, THIS IS SUCH A HORRIBLE STORY TO THINK OF ANOTHER OFFICER WITH SUCH A MEAN CRIMINAL MIND. YOU ARE A HERO SIR JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE, GOD BLESS YOUAND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 2, 2008

Lt. Hill, on this 29th anniversary of your brutal murder I wish to say that all those you left behind are in my prayers. You did your job and paid the ultimate price for it at the hands of scum. If there was ever a reason to doubt the murderous dirt who murdered you should NEVER have been Police Chief, never mind a cop, his actions should cast doubt from the minds of anyone who reads the account of what happened.

Though I honor you in this reflection, I also honor another Bessemer Officer who died on this same date. It’s a very sad and strange coincidence that two fine men from communities with the same name yet from two different states were murdered on the same date just five short years apart. You both are truly heroes.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

May 2, 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
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 12, 2007

On the anniversary of his death, we pause to honor and remember Lt. Hill and acknowledge the ultimate sacrifice he paid.

The details given say his killer was acquitted yet the narratives says tried and convicted. We hope the latter is true. If not, the family has been victimized twice.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his survivors.

May he never be forgotten.

Major D.W. Warren
Montgomery Police Dept. - Montgomery, AL

May 1, 2007

Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Hill. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

September 25, 2006

RIP BLUE ANGEL!!!!!

cher

August 28, 2006

No Officer who gave his life should be without reflection. "For those who pledge to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know."

Anonymous

January 2, 2004

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