Wichita, Kansas 2021-07-17 23:51:54 –
The Wichita community gathered on Saturday for the final ride in honor of Captain Clay Germany of the Wichita Police Station, who died of COVID-19 complications earlier this week.
“Life happens, and this is one of the things that is part of life,” said Larry Burkes. “But the good thing we did today was to celebrate his life because he was a good citizen. He was a very valuable member of the Wichita police and this community.”
Germany has been a member of the Wichita police for 27 years. Prior to that, he served in the Navy for 26 years.
“It will be a huge loss to our community,” said Lieutenant Patrick Leon.
Leon has risen in rank in Germany. Not only does he lose his comrades, he also loses his friends.
“My favorite memory is his laughter, his true concern in helping people and helping people reach their goals,” Leon said.
Burkes has known Germany since 1995. He says Germany was the epitome of the department’s motto of protection and service.
“His reputation, honor and dignity went far beyond criticism,” he said.
Germany was known for taking the interests of the community seriously and taking his work seriously. A close friend said he had never had a “holiday”. “
“It showed his work, his work ethic, and how he dealt with people every day,” Burkes said.
A friend said the German heritage would inspire officers both locally and nationally.
“He was an outstanding man, and he was one of the first examples of a good man to finish,” Burkes said.
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