Byrne Remembers Officer Bill Clardy
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) gave a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives today in memory of Huntsville Police Department Officer Bill Clardy. His prepared remarks are below:
Congressman Byrne said: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today with sadness in my heart to honor Officer Bill Clardy III of the Huntsville Police Department.
“Officer Clardy, a decorated 14-year veteran of the department who also served with distinction in the Iraq War, was tragically shot and killed recently during a drug investigation.
“Officer Clardy was assigned to a strategic counterdrug team called the STAC team, leading a task force of federal and local law enforcement agencies to make drug busts across north Alabama.
“Sadly, the Clardy family knows well the sacrifices of service. Officer Clardy’s father, Billy Clardy, Jr., was killed in a car crash while on duty in 1978.
“We owe it to Officer Clardy not to forget him or his sacrifice. His reputation for service – and for caring for his community – is unmatched.
“He was a Huntsville hero and he is an American hero, and he will be greatly missed.
Our thoughts, prayers and support are with the Clardy family.
“We embrace you with our love, we offer you our support, and we pledge to you we will not forget his sacrifice.”