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Officer Michael Frederick Clark

Simi Valley Police Department, California

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1995

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Reflections for Officer Michael Frederick Clark

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No Parole for Daniel Allen Tuffree (inmate #K45399) NEVER DESERVES PAROLE

Show ME what you stand for as my birth state's governor. I am a SURVIVOR. And as such I am a woman with a hatred of Cop killers getting to go free. And as such I am asking that the MURDERER of Police Officer Michael Clark of the Simi Valley Police Department on Aug. 4, 1995 be DENIED parole.

Officer Clark had a 5-month-old son that will never remember his father. Never have his father at any birthday. Never have his father at any graduation. Never have his father at any either High school prom as chaperone. Never have his father at his wedding. Never have his father at his parents' 50th wedding anniversary. Never have his father at ........... you fill in this blank, Mr. Governor. There are so many things to put there. Which one(s) do you see going there?

Please, Sir, do NOT make this family have another lifetime of pain because the MURDERER of Officer Clark is able to walk free.
Remember this one thing--Officer Clark will NEVER be free of the grave. Please don't make his family start living their life of fear all over again.

Officer Clark was responding to a call to check on a suicidal man when he was shot and killed. He went to assist this man. To make certain he was alright. To talk to him. It was most likely listed as a "welfare check" which means someone cared enough to want to know he was still alright.

This MURDERER destroyed two families--his own and Officer Clark's. Don't let him re-destroy Officer Clark's family.

Thank you Mr. Governor. I ask that you share this letter with the parole board as they sit to consider giving this MURDERER his freedom. He does NOT deserve parole--ever.
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It is my prayer that parole will be forever denied.

Cynthia Starr
None but a Survivor

March 5, 2021

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 4, 2020

Officer Clark,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

August 4, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Clark.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 28, 2020

I remember hearing the news of a Simi Valley Police Officer being killed a few months after leaving LAPD. I always think of you from time to time and praying for the family and friends that you left behind. For 27 of my 30 years, I worked the streets of Los Angeles and always told my friends and family that this was the life that we chose. I was in Class 2/89 and you were Class 5/89 and even though we never personally knew each other, the graduates of the old Los Angeles Police Department Elysian Park we're proud. We were proud of running hills with names like Cardiac, Baxter, Stairway to heaven and the Water Tower. I am retired now but I remember working Central Division with an former partner of yours. He had nothing but respect for you. You may be gone but you are not forgotten. May God bless you and your family. KMA 367

Sgt. R. Alvarez
LAPD retired

May 4, 2020

I worked with Mike back in LAPD-Devonshire Div around 1993 and1994 in a radio car. I only worked with him around 10 times. All I can say is, he was one stand-up guy, an all American copper. It was a very sad day when I had to attend his funeral. He was the first cop to be killed in Semi-Valley P.D. The entire Devonshire Div showed up. Then Calif Gov. Pete Wilson was in attendance. To this day, I still remember him.

Officer III D.Kong #27512
Los Angeles Police Department

May 31, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Clark.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 23rd anniversary of your EOW. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 4, 2018

I met Mike when I was in high school and he was a Marine. He was so sweet, funny and Bigger than life. When we hung out he always made me laugh and protected my friend Vicki and I. he would yell at us if we walked away at Tommy Burgers to go to the bathroom. He would say there are crazies out here. I think about him often and can't believe it has been 20 years. I remember when he went off to do his interview for the police department he was so nervous but excited. That is all he wanted to do. He said his biggest fear was to die in the line of duty and leave his future family behind behind. He was afraid to marry someone because he didn't want his wife to feel that much pain. At the time he didn't have a girlfirend yet but talked about Jenny often. I was so sad that day I heard his fears had come true. He just always seemed so invisible. I am so sorry for his families loss and the years that have passed for them without him. So I was happy to hear that he was being honored yesterday 20 years later. The special ones are never forgotten. He was as special as they come.
Rest in peace my friend. I feel like you are still protecting us all from above. Our officer angel in heaven.

Sharon Zachgo
Friend

August 5, 2015

Mike and I worked together on LAPD in various stages of our career. Mike was one of the hardest working police officers I ever knew. Mike always knew what he wanted and I remember when he decided to leave LAPD and go to the Simi Valley Police Department. Mike was a little disenchanted with where the LAPD was going at the time and he decided to be closer to home and focus more on his family. I really respected that of Mike because he always followed his heart...Mike came by my house in Simi Valley 2 weeks before he was killed to visit. It was nice to see that Mike was truly happy and very content with where his life was going...I still remember that day, what it felt like when I heard that a Simi Valley Police Officer was shot. Later to find out that the officer was killed and then to the horror that it was Mike. We sure lost a great person that day...If you knew Mike, you would have liked him. He had a gruff exterior if you had just met him but when you got to know him; he was funny, he was considerate and most of all, he was loyal. From time to time I think of Mike and his sacrifice when I see other police officers have died in the line of duty and it saddens me. I have a prayerful heart that our citizens continue to look back and reflect on the growing list of the fallen heroes. May we honor their memory by supporting our Police Officers and taking time out of our days to remember what they do, for us to live our lives with the Freedoms and Liberties that we so cherish. God bless your soul Mike and continue to comfort your family. Until we meet again brother!

Shawn Fairman
Former LAPD-VCSO NM/Criminal Investigator

March 29, 2014

I lived in Santa Susana, circa 1969. Thank you for your service to the citizens of beautiful Ventura County.

Tim Liddell
CA Hwy Patrol (retired)

November 29, 2013

I just had an email conversation with Anthony Anzillotti. He worked with you and it was obvious from the email that you were a real special officer.It was also obvious that your brothers and sisters still miss you badly.My heart goes out to them and your family. Rest in peace

Angela McMinn Daughter of Chief of police Andrew Williams killed in 1976

May 2, 2013

Recon,
I don't know why I finally had the nerve to leave this after so many visits other than HE SENT ME. I'm so afraid. I think I've found myself in the middle of something I can't handle. It might have to do with the report I made back in March. I guess I knew that if there was ever someone who would help a woman, me, it would be you. i still think you when I see Full Metal Jacket.
Only you could take a "force" photo and let your beauty show through. Sorry, "character". A true Man's Man. SEMPER FIDELIS!

Panda Chick
High School friends.

December 2, 2012

Each and every loss of a brother or sister officer leaves a dramatic hole in the hearts and souls of those left behind. I didn't know Michael, but join with his family, friends and extended Law Enforcement family in celebrating a life spent in service. Michael was a hero, a warrior and a true Peacemaker. "Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the Children of God" Grace to you! Chaplain Ron Carter <

Senior Lead Officer Ron Carter
LAPD Van Nuys Division

August 4, 2012

16 + years and not a day goes by that I dont think of my friend and partner.

Officer 26326

February 6, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 22, 2012

Michael I have never had the pleasure of knowing you. I'm Jen n Bayley's neighbor. I know you are looking down on them. You would be so proud of the man Bayley is becoming. Jen is doing an amazing job. I thank you so very much for your service, and your sacrifice. You are truly missed! I know if you were here you would be so proud of the man Bayley is.

Ashley Jackson
Friend

January 21, 2012

Mike,

I think of you often. I remember the good but hard times that we had while in the academy. You are a true hero!

God Bless!

Cy Hill
Former LAPD

December 10, 2011

I just wanted to say thank you for your service. I don't know you or know anyone who knows you. Nevertheless, I became aware of your sacrifice from another website, since I am applying to this department and I am taking the written test on Saturday. I find it so disappointing that so few people have the courage to stand up and thank a police officer for his or her service. But what doesn't surprise me is even fewer have the courage to become one. Once again, thank you.

Steve Schaaf
No Relationship

August 22, 2011

Random thought, not so random day. I remember one hot day in August back in High School. I was getting my ass kicked up and down the field during JV football practice. I really didn't belong there. I wasn't a Jock, just a kid trying to fit in somewhere. I remember coming off the field, hurt not just physically, but mentally. "What the F am I doing here!" I thought. I remember approaching the cooler for any ice chips that may have been left over. There ahead of me was number 69, Michael Clark (even had a cool number). He stooped and opened the cooler, turned and looked at me and said "Here Ken, go ahead." I remember those ice chips tasting heavenly. Today as I look back on my life, I had two Guardian Angels in my life. Mike was one of them. When ever I was at my lowest, there you where. I miss you buddy. 

Kenneth Clow
Former SPPD Reserve /HS friend

August 5, 2011

Thank you so much Michael for saving Mike's life I truly believe you are his guardian angel. He wears a bracelet with your name on it and badge number and the EOW on there every day. He kisses it every morning when he leaves to go to work. He tells me that it is a reminder ever day to take care of himself and your family. Your son is turning into a great man and Jenny is doing a great job raising him. Everyone you ever touched misses you.

Michelle Pierce
married to Mike Pierce (Tempe Police, former Simi Police officer)

August 4, 2011

I will never forget your answer when I asked you if you ever get scared, You said, " Don't worry Mere, if I'm in a situation where only one of us is going home for dinner, It's going to be me."

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There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven...and spend the day with them just one more time,give them one more hug, kiss them goodbye or hear their voice again. Also one more chance to say I Love you.
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Gone but never forgotten! ....xoxoxo

Meredith Clark
Sister

August 4, 2011

Wow, I just came across this site, OMG, My heart is filled with so much love, thanks to all of you, My son Bayley will enjoy reading these wonderful things about his dad.

Jenifer clark
wife

May 23, 2011

Mike - I don't know why, but out of the blue I thought about you last night. 15 years since you died and 20 since we first met up. I'll never forget the night I first saw you. I had a drugged-out nekkid guy in my back seat. You and Jim Buck had just finished your PM watch ride-alongs in Hollywood. I jumped out of the car saying, "Hey can you two guys help my trainee and I with this combative guy in our back seat?" You and Jim set down your books and pumped up your chests ready for action. The look on your faces was priceless when you got to the car door and saw the guy was nude. We all had a good laugh - your smiling picture does you justice. Later, on probation at Hollywood, there was that morning when you came to work and a (then) girlfriend had machine washed your 100% wool uniform. Almost faded and very much shrunk you got through the shift, every so often shaking your head. Mike, I smile at these stories as intently as I grimaced the day I learned you were a LODD. We felt your loss as though you were still LAPD. I feel your loss today, wishing you had your 20 in, and were looking towards retirement. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you. We'll meet up soon enough. Scout out a nice comfy spot where we can sit back and swap stories, IF I'm found worthy to join you and the rest.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)

December 30, 2010

Just a random day and a reflection of the past. Seeing Mike in his cowboy hat driving his raised orange Chevy StepSide pickup, pulling skiers on McDonald's serving trays through the WHS parking lot during lunch.
I miss you brother. You are not far from my thoughts.

Kenneth Clow
former SPPD reserve/HS friend

October 20, 2010

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