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Trooper II Marvin R. McCloud

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Tuesday, June 6, 1995

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Reflections for Trooper II Marvin R. McCloud


Trooper 1/C

February 1, 2009

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

June 6, 2008


I approach the vehicle, as bluelights bounce around me,
It's not a matter of like and hate, it's the violation I saw.
As I get closer, the danger I do not see,
I'm thinking of enforcing the law.

I hear the shot, and feel the pain,
As I drop to the ground
The car speeds off driven by a man who has to be insane,
As I finally into my radio, mumble,"Officer Down!"

As I lay there, I thought of my wife,
I see the dreams we had made.
I ask the Lord to please spare my life,
Then I felt myself begin to fade.

I stopped him only for speeding,
Then I heard a sweet voice on my ear.
"Come with me son, to Heaven I am leading.
No more will you have to shed a tear."

I opened my eyes to see my Savior,
He said, "Follow me, my son.
He will pay for his behavior,
For you have performed a job well done!"

Somerdale PD, New Jersey

May 8, 2008

Rest in peace Troop, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!


February 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
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 12, 2007

You have not been forgotten my friend. You have passed on to a greater place. May your family find solace in the fact that you left an indelible mark on many. Peace.

DSG Brian L. Royster
New Jersey State Police

July 5, 2007

Rest in peace my friend and know that your sacrifice is one that will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

June 6, 2007

May you rest in peace and may your loved ones be ever blessed.

June 6, 2007

Marvin, when we met, I was a class 1 special officer in Gloucester Township, Camden County. You treated me like I was equal to you as a Trooper. We developed a friendship over the years and used to battle every year over your Cowboys and my Eagles. I became a full time police officer after your death and want you to know that I to this day follow what you taught me during our many conversations. I will never forget the last day I saw you, and I still will never believe you are gone, you have been in my heart and I think about you ALL the time. You are a special person and I am blessed for having the oppurtunity of knowing you.

Ptl. Richard A. Monticello
Somerdale Police Dept.

August 8, 2005

I thank you for your years of dedicated service and salute you for your sacrifice.

A grateful citizen.

September 22, 2004

Your honorable sacrifice will not go forgotten. While performing your duty to keep the highways safe, you met a real danger which is all too familiar. My heartfelt condolances, far too late, to family and friends.

C.J. Rusk, Deputy Sheriff
Dare County NC Sheriff's OfficeA-District Patrol Division

January 26, 2004

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