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Police Officer Clois W. Lamb

Columbus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 12, 1989

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Reflections for Police Officer Clois W. Lamb

Hello Sonny,

It's been 33 years since your passing. You was an awesome recruiter and a great guy. I think about you often and I will never forget. You made a difference in my. I'm about to retire after 34 years. You got me into police work. You still live in my heart. December 12, 1989, is a day I will never forget. You and I spoke that morning after I had finished morning watch and as usual you were friendly. We laughed for a minute and I went to get some rest. Later that afternoon I learned you had finished your tour. Policing has changed a lot in 34 years; however, some of us are still active. Thank you for your sacrifice and service. You are not forgotten Patrolmen!

Resident Agent in Charge
U.S. Drug Enforcement Adminstration

March 4, 2022

Sonny, as it is every December my heart is heavy. We attended the academy and in service together. I am so glad and honored that we became good friends as we experienced that challenge together. You will always be remembered and always be missed.

Robbin Holloway Grantham
CPD 86-94

December 7, 2021

Rest in peace Officer Lamb.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 19, 2021

I've just been thinking about aunt Evelyn lately. I know she misses you dearly, just as the rest of the family. I just wanted to say I love you all and Clois ( Sonny) Lamb will never be forgotten. R.I.P. MY HERO! We love you aunt Evelyn. From Kennett, Mo.

For uncle Lois (Sonny) Lamb.
R.I.P. ( return if possible)
Carol and family miss you dearly.

February 28, 2019

The morning of December 12, 1989 will be forever branded in my mind. I remember your smile that day....telling me to be safe and you'd see me tomorrow but life my life, your family's life and CPD Life changed. I thought about you everyday during my 30 years. I kept that promise I made to you to stay 30th years.

Ofc. Lourdes Aviles
Patrol Unit 634
Columbus Police Department

February 24, 2019

Hi Sonny,

It's been almost 28 years yet I still remember speaking with you for a brief moment after getting off morning watch. As usual you encouraged me and I made a joke about the Dodge Diplomat Patrol Vehicle and the bubble light. You laughed and went into HQ and I went home. I heard about the incident on the news after waking from a day of sleep. It hurt then and it still hurts now. May you rest peace and know you are not forgotten my friend.

Darrion Eshmon, Patrol Officer
Former CPD

July 30, 2017

I remember that day so vividly, I talked to you 30 minutes before the incident happened. That was 26 years ago, I have not nor ever will forget you. You were the one who recruited me and had a hand in my hiring at CPD. You gave me the greatest advice to which I pass on to the young officers. Thank you and I miss you!

Cpl. Lourdes Aviles
Columbus Police Department

April 3, 2015

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers continue to be with your family, friends and co-workers.

Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

November 6, 2013

My wife and I mailed our No Parole letter today. God Bless your family.

Special Agent #8268
US Homeland Security Investigations, Phoenix, AZ

November 5, 2013

I will mail my letter now. No way should this murderer see one day of freedom! Thank you for your service and ultimate sacrifice. You have not been forgotten.

Tampa, FL

November 5, 2013

I grew up in Columbus Ga. and I remember when you were guned down that was a very sad day. My good friend officer R. Brown's dad officer SGT Brown was the other officer that was shot that day with you. I remember he telling me that he tryed to shoot back but he was shot in his wedding ring finger and just could not fire fast enough. Thank you for your service. RIP and Semper Fi.....

Cpl. Darryl Heaston
U.S. Marine Corps

October 12, 2012

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

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 13, 2011



February 6, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

December 6, 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

October 8, 2007

Hey Sonny, I'll always remember you and I appreciated your encouragement. It's been along time, thanks for your friendship!

Rest In Peace

Darrion L. Eshmon

Darrion L. Eshmon
Former CPD Officer

October 7, 2007

Officer Lanb, I am paying my respects to you and your sacrifce. I graduated from the academy on the day you died in the line of duty.

May you rest in peace.

East Texas Officer
Police Officer

October 4, 2007

Officer Lamb,
On this the anniversary of your leaving us in the physical sense we pay tribute to your spirit. Tonight the Evening Watch of the Henry County Georgia Police Department’s North Precinct will hit the street in your honor. Please watch over us as we continue your fine work.

For the entire shift,
Sergeant V.T. Rosen

Sergeant V.T. Rosen
Henry County Police Department

December 12, 2006

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgement of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
You've born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell"


June 27, 2005

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