Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Policeman Clyde A. May

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Thursday, February 28, 1907

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Reflections for Policeman Clyde A. May

Rest in peace Policeman May.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 22, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

February 28, 2018

Rest In Peace brother... Your courage and commitment have not been forgotten. KMA-367

Sergeant R. Alvarez
Los Angeles Police Department

April 7, 2015

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

October 29, 2014

Sir, we put up a memorial sign at the location of your death last month. Now every citizen and Officer that passes by the church will see your name, and hopefully take a second from their busy day to remember that some gave their life for the people of Los Angeles. Even if it was 107 years ago, we will never forget sir.

Officer Bradley Nielson #36445
Los Angeles Police Department

June 16, 2014

Rest in Peace, Policeman May. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

God bless you on the anniversery of your death. Hero.

The wicked flee where no man pursueth, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.
Proverbs 28:1

You are never forgotten

Friend of Off. Kris Faibanks RIP 9-20-08


February 28, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 102nd 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. I am sorry you were robbed of your life at such a young age.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 28, 2009

I went to Officer May's grave today, June 10, 2008 at Evergreen Cemetery and could not find a marker. I will look a few more times when the sun is shining at a different angle. It would be a shame of he doesn't have a marker.

Joe Walker

June 10, 2008

Policeman May -

You, sadly, were the first. 101 years later, many more have fallen since. Many LAPD Officers, tragically, will someday die in the line-of-duty. That is the calculated risk in the nature of what we do - respond to calls for service, and look for trouble. There is a saying that goes, "ships in harbor are safe, but that is not what ships are for." I pray that you rest well and that we're found worthy to join you, some day.

Sgt. K. Moreland
LAPD (Ret.)

March 16, 2008

Thank you for your service sir. You will not be forgotten.


February 27, 2008



February 22, 2008

To Policeman Clyde A. May
aka C.A. May
[EOW] Thursday, 2-28-1907
I have often walked slowly; respectfully gazing at all of the many names of Los Angeles Police Department LAPD policemen, police officers, detectives and investigators, killed in the line-of-duty, their names now carved in stone on the LAPD Police Memorial. Many of the names are personal friends and classmates, their names, now just memories carved in black stone at the base of the LAPD Police Memorial. The LAPD memorial is located in front of Parker Center, known by "Angelenos" as the Glass House or the William H. Parker Police Administration Building (PAB). Some citizens and even some policemen/officers/detectives, walk by the LAPD memorial, and never even glance at the names, ever! Some vandals have tried and some have succeeded in defacing the monument. I have even seen citizens walk on the tablets, and I, and others, have reprimanded their cruel actions. I have looked, and I have wondered who some of these unknown LAPD officers were and the details of their personal histories. I have done this thousands-of-times in my thirty-year career with the LAPD, and, the first name carved there, has always, for some unknown reason, seemed to stand out, and to call out to me somehow. For years this particular name has been etched-in-my mind. Telling me silently, like a still-small-voice, not to forget him or any of the others carved in stone beside him. That name was your name my friend and my brother! Though it has been almost one-hundred-years since you sacrificed your life in defense of our community; you brother C. A. May, are not, and will not be forgotten! Policeman Clyde A. May, you are remembered, just as if your tragic death happened just one-moment ago, not on Thursday, February 28, 1907. And, for me you symbolize all the other officers who have paid the utlimate price and have followed you. Now I know that is why your name is always on my mind, you represent them all, all of those who in the many years that have come and gone since you left us, have died in the City of Angels. Thank you Los Angeles Policeman C. A. May for your sacrifice, and the sacrifices of all the others who now stand beside you carved in stone, and may you and all the others now and forever Rest-In-Peace! These humble words from me are specifically for you; and secondly; for your comrades, who followed you in death.

Los Angeles Policeman Clyde A. May, also known as C. A. May, was shot and killed in a running gun battle while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect at Adams Boulevard and San Pedro Street, in Los Angeles, California. Policeman Clyde A. May was survived by his wife of one-month, his mother, and two-brothers.


Guide the arrow of my spirit,
Sharpen the eyes of my soul.
Make me stand firm within your fire
So I see your dreams
And make your dreams my own.

Create stillness within my spirit,
Calm the whirlwinds of my mind.
Grant me wisdom to walk in beauty
In the center of your spirit,
I hear your voice ten-thousand times.

I kneel before your sacred altar
Seeking refuge from the storm.
Make my heart strong for life's journey
So I live within your vision
And see your vision born.

Across skies of azure my spirit dances,
Into the wind my spirit sings.
Grant me courage to face life's ending,
Swift victory over my enemies,
Sheltered beneath eagle's wings.

PO3+1, James Roland Whiteeagle Cypert
aka Jimmy Whiteeagle
Retired LAPD
Senior Lead Officer
2-22-72 to 2-23-2002

Senior Lead Officer (SLO) Policeman 3+1
Los Angeles Police Department / California

March 22, 2006

Many years have passed since you made the ultimate sacrifice. Your dedication to duty, courage, and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Continue to watch over us as we continue your mission to protect and serve.

Sergeant David A. Gomez
Los Angeles Police Department

December 16, 2005



May 10, 2005

Rest in peace. May God keep you always in his arms.

St. Louis City Police

January 21, 2005

Thank you for your service to the people of Los Angeles, you are a true hero. GOD BLESS YOU,REST IN PEACE.


June 20, 2004

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