Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Clendon Paul West, Sr.

Johnston County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 11, 1995

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Clendon Paul West, Sr.

Thank you for your dedicated service. Deputy Sheriff Clendon Paul West Sr. will always be remembered. RIP sir.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 18, 2022

Deputy Sheriff West,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnston County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 11, 2020

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

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

September 11, 2020

I never got the chance to met you, but I wish I did. I look at the website a lot and also cry a lot when i see it .Your son (my dad )is doing good .He's a hard-working man and his wife is doing good she works hard too .Your grandson (caleb) plays baseball and can play anywhere that how good he is and,your granddaughter(natalie) I'm still trying to figure out what I am good at I just did start getting into horses .I just wanted to say happy late birthday. rest in peace

natalie west

Natalie west

February 6, 2020

Deputy Sheriff West rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 11, 2019

Happy birthday dad we all love you and miss you very much. We finally got your bridge, Caleb and I fish that spot every summer. We noodle real men don't need fishin poles. I can't put into words exactly what I won't to say. I know it's been 20 years, to me your still rite here I see you in the mirror and when I look at Caleb it's as if Im looking at you. Ill see you soon dad just not today I love You.

Clendon West

February 2, 2016

May You Rest In Peace Knowing The God Is Watching Over You

Deputy Chuck Beal
Hamilton County Ohio Sheriff's Office

March 24, 2015

I grew up with Paul and knew him well.We were in scouts together and many classes in school. I remember well the day you died and how it blew me away to read the story. I remember well standing on the roadside on hwy 301 and watching the funeral go by.Paul once taught me a lesson about honesty that i carry with me till today!! He was a great guy and will never be forgotten

M. Braswell

December 1, 2012

I remember you came to my house because my father was beating on my mom. Even though she didn't leave, you still came by from time to time to see my sister & I to make sure everything was okay. Although I was only 6 years old when you passed away, I still remember it like yesterday. I was sad and upset. No more visits from you. May you continue to rest in peace and I look forward to thanking you personally one day.

SPC Jasmine Cooley

September 22, 2012

Deputy West I did not know you personally, however, I cried the day you went to Heaven. You have a handsome son and he has a beautiful wife. I have just met you son and Jessica recently. Wow he looks a lot like you. You have a grandson and granddaughter by Clendon & Jessica...I have yet to meet them but have seen their pictures they are cute kids.

Deputy West Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving your life so that other Jo Co residents could remain Safe.

You have not and will not ever be forgotten.

Jo Co Citizen

September 14, 2012

Missing you today....can't believe it's been 17 years. RIP Paul

Tina B.

September 11, 2012

Deputy West. I am apart of "Team Raleigh" bike team. We will be joining Law Enforcement United in honoring the service an sacrfice to you and all Leo's in this country. The "Road to Hope" as we ride to Washington,DC to the LEO Memorial. I am honored to remember you and carry your hope to the wall.

Raleigh PD

May 8, 2012

Paul, I do not have many days that I do not think of you or hear your voice calling me on the radio stating " We've been shot " . I still get chills thinking about it. The void after all these years and the bitterness towards that scumbag, just irrates me. But seeing how well that Clendon had grown up with his family would make you so proud. And some of us from the Old gang try to get together monthly to revisit old memories and to help heal . You will Never be Forgotten. Your Memory will live on Forever...RIP 160, We Love You..

C312 Phyllis Edwards
Former Telecommunicator Johnston County Sheriffs Office

April 29, 2012

I sit here tonight reading about you from people all over the World and I couldn't be prouder. It's been sixteen years and not one day goes by that I dont think of you. You were my hero and always will be. Everyday I try to make you proud. Your grandkids know evrything there is to know about you because I wouldn't have it anyother way. I know your life is over but not to me. I just say I'll see you soon dad but not today.

Clendon Paul West Jr.

January 9, 2012

RIP Brother

Deputy C.J. Beal III
Hamilton County SO (Ohio)

December 7, 2011

Today, I wanted to say Happy Birthday to my big brother. It was great reading some of the reflections that have been left here over the years. Today, we honor your birth and the life you lived. I love you!!!!


February 2, 2011

Paul was my best friend growing up. Not a day goes by that I don't think about him. Never figured that I would have reason to say that I was proud to have him as my friend, but he surprised us all by becoming a Deputy.

You had a rough life Paul. But you died doing a good thing. I will never forget you.


Tom Benson

May 17, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 14th 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

Phyllis Loya


September 19, 2009

Deputy West, your heroism and courage will never be forgotten.


July 6, 2009

While we never met, i wanted to thank you for your brave service. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy #980
Prince George's County Police, Md.

March 30, 2009

RIP.You will always be remembered by the ones who love and knew you.


October 12, 2008

13 years and you will never be forgotten. God Bless the West family, friends & the JCSD.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

September 9, 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 27, 2007



September 11, 2007

You made the ultimate sacrifice doing your job. A job, most people are not capable of. May your loved ones' pain fade and be replaced by their fond memories of you. Rest in peace.

Master Deputy K.M. Wahl
Wake County Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2007

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