Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Charles R. McClary

Alexandria Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 1929

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Reflections for Sergeant Charles R. McClary

On this “anniversary” of your untimely departure we say thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

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

June 20, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant McClary.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 9, 2019

My dad, Henry Garfield McClary, was the son of Clarence Jordan McClary...Dad was seven when you were killed. My life was changed on this day as well...I would have loved to have met you both..Uncle Charles too...I dont even know my cousins from that side of the family because grandmother remarried and it was a very dyfunctional mess...Anyone that is related to me that would like to contact me...please do...would love to connect and visit each other with my wife and two [email protected] or 5406751212


March 31, 2017

My daddy, Jack Randolph McClary, was your son. Although we talked about you all the time, and especially about the devastation your family suffered when you were killed, I wish that I had been able to meet you. My father was a wonderful man and I'm sure you would have been a wonderful grandfather as well. We are proud of the service you and your brother provided the citizens of Alexandria, VA. I'm sure it was a much better place because of you both.

Jackie (McClary) Gombar

March 19, 2016

Two my great uncles. RIP. God Bless. Never met you, you passed way before my time. The sense of loss is timeless and both of your memories are cherished.

Eddie Parks,Civilian
Alexandria VA

March 1, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 21, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 83rd anniversary year 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 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. Rest In Peace.

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

November 27, 2012

Even though the tragic event that took your life happened in 1929, your surviving children, Virginia and Nora and your grandchildren think of you often. Nancy Carter Fritz.

Nancy Carter Fritz

September 5, 2011 will never be forgotten by those that love you and knew you.


October 8, 2008

Since my grandfather was killed when my father, his son, was only 8 years I never met him. It is touching to see that he is still remembered by others besides the McClary family. May God bless and protect our law enforcement men and women as they continue to serve and protect.

Lydia-Lee McClary

February 21, 2008

Thank you for your service. May you continue to rest in eternal peace.

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly, Va. PD

March 17, 2007


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Sgt. McClary.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 23, 2004

On behalf of the men and women of the Virginia State University Police Department, our thoughts and prayers to the McClary family and the Alexandria Police Department.

Virginia State University Police Department

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