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.

As I walked the hallway in the old Sheriff's Office, I would always look at Paul's Picture on the wall. After more than 10 years, I still tear up. You were way too young, CP. The old sheriff's office is gone and a new one has been built. But no matter where the building is, your memory and bravery will forever be remembered. My prayers still goes to your kids and wife. God Bless You and Thank You CP, for being the fine person you were.

Fmr Dep RK Chestnut
Johnston County Sheriff's Office

October 3, 2006

I remember being in the academy at JCCC on the firing range when the call came over the radio that there had been an officer involved shooting. There was no words to describe the hole that we all felt standing there on the line. Some of us cried, some of us got angry and left; hoping we could assist in finding the one responsible. I never knew Paul, but I knew those that did. My heartfelt prayers still go out to those left behind and to those in my home state that still walk that thin blue line. Be blessed and be safe. Virtus Intensio ("It is worth the effort")

Director Dondi R. Byrd
Palm Beach Atlantic University Public Safety

July 14, 2006

Just over 11 years ago I meet a young deputy from Johnston County who was full of life and knew how he wanted to spend his life on the job. WE were in DARE training together and Paul knew that DARE was not for him. When I heard what had happened to Paul I knew what a great loss that this world was going to have. Paul was a dedicated father and husband and one of the best at his job and his loss is still felt by all, ten years after his untimely death. May the good Lord continue to watch over your family and your ageny. Keep up the good work in heaven where you continue to hold the thin blue line for us all and watch our backs.

Master Deputy Sheeriff Bernie Young
Union County Sheriff's Office NC

September 25, 2005

This Sunday will be ten years. I am not sure who left the previous posting but from the bottom of the family's heart we personally thank you for remembering the man whom I proudly call my brother.
To everyone out there please take the time to remember the person he was and not what happened. Don't let the anger and sadness get the best of you, Paul wouldn't want that.
To all officers out there keep your hand on your hip and know there are angels flying with you.

September 9, 2005

On Angels ...

"The wings ain't anything but a uniform that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
- Taken from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Paul ...
It'll be ten years this Sunday. This Johnston County resident hasn't forgotten you or your family. May God bless them.

September 9, 2005

We all miss him even though i never had a chance to meet him i thank him everday and his beautiful son Clendon Paul West Jr. Everyone really misses him and his remembrance will always be.
jessica garner

September 1, 2005

As a citizen of Johnston Co. and the wife of a fallen officer, may you be honored always.


August 31, 2005

Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. God Bless.

Police Officer
Chicago Police Dept.

October 4, 2004

May GOD bless your family and friends. Rest in peace, Sir.
Shirley Roberts-Aunt of Fallen Officer John Logan EOW-March 14, 2004

Shirley Roberts

June 10, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us."
- Jean Paul Richter

Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for taking such good care of us in Johnston County. - September 11, 2003


September 5, 2003

May God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten by your fellow officers.

PO Doug Eatherton
St. Louis City Police

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