Marshallville Police Chief and death of Clint Walker

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Phil

United States

#1 Jan 21, 2006
Well, all I can say is I am glad I don't live in Marshallville now. I know a lot of people there, black and white, and the ones I do know I don't think have the idiot mentality it takes to attack the Police officers credibility, or the Chief or burn down his home without waiting for investigators to do their job. What this does is not only give Marshallville a 'black eye' across the nation but also the family and friends and neighbors of Clint Walker who may or may not have taken these terrible actions. I know they are grieving, but grief does not or should not involve violence until all the evidence is in, if then. We don't live in some backward country so people here knew there would be an investigation by outside agencies. Now the City will probably also have to rebuild the parsonage at the cost TO the city..by higher taxes paid by those who do pay taxes. By Clint's family saying 'we want those two cops charged with murder' what they are saying is 'we don't want to wait for the investigation results,we just want revenge where ever we can get it, and we don't trust our own kind to keep law and order'. If I were Chief Stewart I would say to heck with this backward, unappreciative town and get my family out of there permanently and let the criminals take over. I hope that when this all comes down it is a simple case of accidental death, which knowing one of the officers I feel sure it was. I would also hope that Clint's sister would appologize to the officers, but that is probably doubtful. I also hope that whoever burned the Chief's house goes to prison, not just for arson but for attempted murder, because they had no way of knowing that sweet pregnant lady and those babies were not home..and they should be punished for killing those poor animals. I admire the Chief for saying he forgives those people, but I will tell you I would have to think twice if I nearly lost my family in a fire that was set by a bunch of mob mentality people. Chief, we will be praying for you and your family, and if you decide you don't want to risk your life and your family's lives by staying in Marshallville we hope you will find a better position elsewhere. The same goes for your two officers.
Linda

United States

#2 Jan 21, 2006
After reading on the last comment I felt that I need to reply. The writer admitted that he is not from Marshallville. Well I am I have lived in Marshallville for all of my Life 44 years. I am sorry that the writer had to reduce himself to name calling to get is point across. If he had been from Marshallville then he would feel our pain. He pass judgement before the investigation was complete also. He ASSUME that the Chief was without fault. He ASSUME that the officers followed procedures. Also I thank GOd that you don't live in Marshallville either.Too bad you don't really know any one in Marshallville. What give you the right to Judge people in Marshallville. As far as a Black eye across the nation who cares what the rest of the world think. A human lose his life in an arrest and all your small mind can think about is a man who knew that he had messed up so bad that he had to have his family moved. If he was such a good man why the feel that the first order of business was to move his family to safety. How do you know the chief didn't start the fire. you have not let the investigators do there job. Let them rule everyone out and then you can talk. You are so small minded that you failed to realize that a man lost his life during an arrest. As far as the fire is concerned that's what insurance is for. As far as chief Stewart packing up his family and move on That's has been our pray all along. I will bet you that the crime rate in Marshallville is lower that where you are. The justice department will take care of the criminals those who wear a badge and those who don't.
May God Bless you with the compassion to care about your fellow man who ever it may be. and STOP JUDGING YOU ARE NOT GOD<
Veronica

United States

#3 Jan 21, 2006
I hate it when people from the outside looking in have comments about something that they have no clue about. If you weren't there and you haven't lived a day with the police in Marshallville "KEEP YOUR COMMENTS TO YOURSELF"!!! You're praising the Chief like he's god or something. Do you even know the man? Probably not. You listen to what the news tell you and think you have enough of a story to make comments. Has anyone ever told you that the news don't tell everything. You stated yourself that they should do the investigation first before anyone makes any assumptions, so take your own advise and stop praising a man and his family that you don't even know. May God bless you!!
Marquis

United States

#4 Jan 21, 2006
"I hope that when this all comes down it is a simple case of accidental death!"....... How could you even say such a thing? Here is a little something for you to ponder about. Let's just say that it was your family member, your son, your brother, your father. Would you want it to be considered an "Accidental Death"? Would you want it to be judged by someone who really doesn't know what goes on in your town? You should really think twice about what you are saying because things could have just as easily happened in the town that you live in. I'm sure that there are some things going on in your town that need to be investigated. I can tell from your mentality that things there are not quite right. The bible that I read clearly states "Thou Shall Not Kill"..... It does not state "Thou Shall Not Kill... Unless..! Murder is Murder.

Oh and by the way....
I'm a 23 year old male.
May God Bless you and have mercy on your soul.
Mark Gaines RN RCP

Portland, CT

#5 Jan 22, 2006
There is a need for a cooling down period to investigate ands restore community relations. It is a good thing outside law enforcement has taken over as the local PD has no credibility left. The presence of a local PD uniform would only serve to inflamde the situation.

The reports I have read in the press need to be investigated by outside agencies. In fact having out of state investigators from other parts of the country woulkd be wise. Bring in both federal and state level people from state police agencies out west and up north. You will need the people to believe the results of any investigation or this will only happen again as it did in Michigan in Benton Harbor.

If the cops were out to get the man as is alleged, these cops need to be put in prison. If the man stopp;ed breathing as is reported, I am amazed as a health care practitioner that no medical help was provided. All Public Safety personnel are trained in CPR and First Aid, which would have likely saved his life. If this is true these cops need to be fired, sued, and charged with negligent manslaugter. If Chief Stewart failed to reign in his cops, fire him too.

But do it in a court and not by mob rule. Burning down Chief Stewart's house only gives ammunition to the sterotypes that the south has. There very little difference between a bunch of craven cowards in white sheets who lynch, and angry protestors who take the law into their own hands in this fashion.

I have been thinking about moving down to Georgia to make a better way in my career. This incident will make me think more than twice. I have lived all over the country including a number of yerars in the south. Every place has it's problems. My home state has it's former governor in federal prison doing time. No one needs extremists like this. You might well have lost a nurse and computer technician to another southern state.
Richard

Round Rock, TX

#6 Jan 25, 2006
I have read the comments from all the people in Marshallville and the people outside. I am a releative of the person that was killed during his arrest. I visit my relatives in Marshallville on a yearly basis and really enjoy myself when I come home. The people in Marshallville are hard working and humble people, it is not often that you can go to a town and sit on porch and wave at everyone that comes by. My Uncle is friends with the Sheriff and it was his cousin that was killed. I do agree that the proper agencies should do an investigation, however it is very sad when you get a call at three in the morning and found out a loved one was killed. I will be flying into Georgia and driving to Marshallville this weekend attending the :Going Home" services of my cousin. I hope the first person who wrote the comments come and attend to see the mourning that their beloved cheif caused my family. A home can be replaced a human life cannot. BTW- They care more about the chiefs animals than a human life?
Tina

United States

#7 Jan 26, 2006
I have to say in reading this forum I am appalled. Do you honestly think the chief killed this man. I understand that HIS officers made the arrest, and there were difficulties with the man's breathing. I get the impression from those of you from Marshallville that you find no where near as much fault in the arresting officers as you do the chief. I do believe he was called from his home after the arrest was made.

I truly feel for the family that has lost a brother, father, cousin, or just a good friend. I understand that you are all suffering from this loss.

As an outsider it just makes me wonder why you are all after the chief when he was not even present when this man was arrested. Could you please enlighten me ?
Verita

Lansing, MI

#8 Jan 26, 2006
For your information, Chief Stewart did perform CPR or tried to, but the family kept pushing him away and Chief Stewart even drove the ambulance to enable the EMTs to work on Mr. Walker in the back of the ambulance. Get real, people!
Les

Macon, GA

#9 Jan 26, 2006
I live in Marshallville, I work in Marshallville, raise my child in Marshallville. I was not raised here, but I have been taken in by the love of the people of Marshallville. We are a small community where everyone knows everyone and what they are doing. As the GBI have stated BOTH incidents are being investigated as seperate crimes(yes I said crimes, because any loss of life is a crime). We, as a community, are trying to stay strong and supportive of ALL the families involved. We want the truth and will wait till the truth is revealed.
Oh, by the way there was NO vengeful mob. We do not behave in that manner. We care for everyone in the community, young, old, resident, or visitor. If you don't belive me just come and visit. You might want to stay, just like me.
concerned citizen

Bonaire, GA

#10 Jan 29, 2006
Verita wrote:
For your information, Chief Stewart did perform CPR or tried to, but the family kept pushing him away and Chief Stewart even drove the ambulance to enable the EMTs to work on Mr. Walker in the back of the ambulance. Get real, people!
NO!! I THINK THAT YOU SHOULD GET REAL AND OPEN YOUR EYES TO THE FACTS. THE INFORMATION THAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SINCE YOU (APPARENTLY)HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS IS... WHY DIDN'T THE TWO OFFICERS THAT ARRESTED CLINT PERFORM CPR ON HIM? WHY DID THEY LEAVE HIM IN THE POLICE CAR(IN HANDCUFFS) UNTIL THE CHIEF ARRIVED? WHY DID THEY WAIT TO CALL MEDICAL ASSISTANCE? WHY DID CLINT'S FAMILY HAVE TO SEE HIM LAID OUT IN THE STREET LIKE HE WAS A CHAINED ANIMAL? WHY WERE THE OFFICERS INSTRUCTED BY THE CHIEF TO ARREST HIM IN AN UNMARKED POLICE CAR? I LIVE IN MARSHALLVILLE AND I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT WE DONT HAVE ANY UNMARKED POLICE CARS? THE CHIEF ADMITTED IN THE NEWSPAPER (MACON TELEGRAPH) THAT OFFICERS WERE ACTING UNDER HIS INSTRUCTION. WHICH MEANS THAT HE KNEW THAT THEY WERE GOING TO ARREST CLINT THAT NIGHT. THE CHIEF STATED THAT HE GAVE THE O.K FOR THE OFFICERS TO ARREST CLINT THAT NIGHT AND APPARENTLY USE WHATEVER FORCE NECESSARY. SO I FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE ARE EXACTLY RIGHT FOR PUTTING THE BLAME OF WHAT HAPPENED ON THE CHIEF. I FEEL BAD FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO HIS HOME BUT I CAN'T SAY THAT THE LOSS OF HIS HOME IN NO WAY EQUALS THE LOST OF A MAN'S LIFE. IF YOU HAVE THE ANSWERS TO ANY OF THESE QUESTIONS REPLY BACK. IF NOT, BEFORE YOU TELL ANYBODY ELSE TO GET REAL BE SURE YOU GET THE FACTS!!!
Marshallville citizen

Lansing, MI

#11 Jan 30, 2006
I know that this is a horrible situation for ALL involved. I pray every day for the man that died and his family as well as the family of the Chief and his officers. I pray that they can all know the UNCONDITIONAL love for ALL mankind regardless of their sin, just as Christ did.

It saddens my heart to watch the friends and family of the deceased publicly say such hurtful, bitter things about how they do not feel any compassion for the innocent young children that lost all of their possessions and their beloved pets...and yet these same people still claim to be Christians. At least the Chief can publicly speak with forgiveness for the vicious people who took the time to steal from him and then destroy the remaining items that they didn't want for themselves.

It is very well known that the Chief was at his home with his family unaware of the situation until recieving a phone call. As soon as he was physically able, the Chief did everything in his power to help the man in need, regardless of his crimes. It is also well known that the arresting officers DID call the paramedics before they called the Chief. They also were doing what they were trained would be safest for all involved by transporting him to the police department. Those acts alone show more human kindness and compassion than the friends and family of that poor man have shown.

No one is perfect. Not a single person posting on this forum or anyone that walks this earth. We are all human and we all make mistakes.

The late Mr. Walker AND the Police Chief have both served their country in order for the people in this country to have the freedom to speak out against them.

I am ashamed of the majority of citizens in Marshallville who are too afraid to stand up and speak out on the Chief's behalf. I understand that they are afraid of the same types of retalliation on their own homes or against their own families. However, our Father God says "Fear Not!".

If anyone took time to get to know the Chief on a personal level they would immediately see that he is a man who takes his job seriously. He was trying to reach out to our little community through his education reward program and by not allowing his officers to make exceptions based on who a person knows or who they are related to. People were finally treated equally by the police department.

I just pray that no one uses this set of tragedies to become racist against white or black skinned individuals. That would be THE GREATEST tragedy of all!
Family Member

Elgin, SC

#12 Apr 17, 2006
Everyone has their own opinion of what happened that night and yet not many know the truth. You do not know how much heartache my family has been through. Not knowing any answers to our unsolved questions.. For those who do not live in Marshaville or no anyone there, don't bother to even leave a comment because you have no idea what its like. For those open-minded individuals please pray for our family
Tisha

Pavo, GA

#13 Jun 23, 2006
Verita:
For your information do you know that the chief did CPR.No he
didn't I was there and you don't know what happen so keep your
comments to yourself.The chief was involved just as well as
Brandon and Anthony.You get real ok.The officers were doing
just what the chief told them to do.The chief wanted my uncle
dead or alive and he got what he wanted.The chief is not all
Mr.Goody Too Shoes he's just as involved as those two officers.The chief was not home getting ready for bed that man
close were on better than mine I was the one getting ready for
bed I had on a night gown/bedroom shoes/no jacket when the phone call came in that my uncle was not responding because brandon and anthony had did something to him. The chief boots
were tied and he had on regular clothes so don't give me this
B.S. that chief was not involved.The chief wouldn't even let us see our love one.My uncle was not responding and he still had him handcuff oh no.Verita you get real.
Sadended Christian

United States

#14 Jun 23, 2006
Family Member wrote:
Everyone has their own opinion of what happened that night and yet not many know the truth. You do not know how much heartache my family has been through. Not knowing any answers to our unsolved questions.. For those who do not live in Marshaville or no anyone there, don't bother to even leave a comment because you have no idea what its like. For those open-minded individuals please pray for our family
And you don't think the family of the Chief are awaiting answers too, yea i know it doesn't matter right? and you can't possible say no one understands what it's like to loose a loved one before their time. No don't ask the parent's who lost their child to a drunk driver, or their teenage son from an accident. yea no one understands your pain. I'm not here to pass judgement on either the Chief (and his family) or the family of Mr. Walker. I come on this website when i heard about the story and i just couldn't believe the hatred towards people you DON'T even know.. on both sides. It's not fair, and it's not right. God said to love one another i dont' think this is love, just remember he loves you too whether you've been bad or good.. he loves you because he made you just keep that in thought sir/ma'am
gerber - georgia

Allentown, GA

#15 Jul 23, 2006
lately every time i hear about a person that dies while in police custody, the results comes back the same( drug overdose).I don't belive this,I'm a true believer in you reap what you sow. God is a good God,keep on killing people law enforcement and your day in hell is coming.
"To serve and Protect",(BULL SHIT!!!!!).
kitty-kat

Milledgeville, GA

#16 Jul 24, 2006
I KNEW WHAT THE RESULTS ABOUT THE DEATH OF CLARENCE WALKER WOULD BE BEFORE THE RESULTS WERE RELEASED. THE COURT SYSTEMS, G.B.I.,AND LAW ENFORCEMENTS ALL STICK TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL AFFILIATED WITH EACH OTHER. THEY WILL LIE TO WHAT EVER SUITS THEIR PURPOSE AND THEY DONT GIVE A DARN ABOUT ANOTHER HUMAN BEINGS LIFE, BUT THEIR OWN! I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO THEM "ONE DAY THEY'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH SOMETHING IN THEIR LIFE WHETHER ITS THEM OR A FAMILY MEMBER FAMILY AND THEN IT WILL COME TO THEIR REMEMBRANCE OF CLARENCE WALKER AND THEY WILL KNOW WHATEVER THEY'RE GOING THROUGH IS A CONSEQUENCE OF WHAT THEY DID OR DIDN'T DO FOR CLARENCE WALKER". VENGEANCE IS MINES SAYS THE LORD!

P.S. SO WHETHER YOU PLAY THE PART IN COVERING UP EVIDENCE, FALYSIFYING RECORDS, OR HANDS ON IN HIS DEATH YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE!!!!!!
A REAL Christian

United States

#17 Jul 28, 2006
gerber - georgia wrote:
lately every time i hear about a person that dies while in police custody, the results comes back the same( drug overdose).I don't belive this,I'm a true believer in you reap what you sow. God is a good God,keep on killing people law enforcement and your day in hell is coming.
"To serve and Protect",(BULL SHIT!!!!!).
Gerber, it's people like you who make me a REAL Christian look bad. I bet your the type of person that doesn't like cops until something happens to you or a loved one THEN your going to want them to be involved. And if you actually to say that you believe in God you wouldn't be using such language. They work their butts off so that you can feel safe. Kinda of like our solider's over sea's who are RISKING their lives so that we can come online like this and debate about something like this. I dare you to go to somewhere like Iraq or even China and say something like that, you wouldn't be alive that's for sure. I thank the Officers'(Men and Women) EVERYDAY that i can walk out of my house and feel safe knowing they are proctecting me and my family. I only hope that you continue to be safe in your life, and that you NEVER have to feel the sorrow of loosing either your life, or your loved one's life. I truly feel sorry for you, hope that you can realize that your feelings are wrong before you die and go before God, because he may be a good God, he is Judging us EVERY SINGLE DAY! and he know's what you do.
gerber milledgeville

Gordon, GA

#18 Aug 1, 2006
this is to the so call real christian in duluth,ga .thanks you for writing back and voicing your opion. you see opions are like ass holes every body has one,i bet my last dime you have a big fat meth lab in your back yard and oh by the way you don't know me.it true GOD sees all so the next time you try to judge someone look inside that barn and tell me who GOD IS NOT please with,listen honey law enforcement lies just like you and by the way keep on walking from that barn and then write me back and let me know how you feel. what happen in marshaville was wrong, and the truth shall unfold.
taycee milledgevillega

United States

#19 Aug 3, 2006
i live in milledgeville,ga (Baldwin County). something like this happen in my home town.the whole community knows what happen on nov 10 2005.this young man was picked up by the milledgeville police department,he was finger printed and then he was dead.in less than 30 minutes,they went to his house in search of drugs,(none was found).these officers had it in their mind that this young man had dope, they had been to this man house 3to4 times and came out empty every time.i just want to tell the family don't give up find out what happen in marshaville and we will find out what happen in milledgeville God Bless us all,(police chief do lie ).
THA

Roberta, GA

#20 Aug 7, 2006
ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE SAID IS: GOD SEES AND KNOWS ALL!!!!!!!!!!

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