'You have your word, and that is all you have to take to the Lord,' -Lt. Jerry Clark 2016-

(Natrona County, Wyo.) - "You have your word, and that is all you have to take to the Lord," Lt. Jerry Clark. ​ ​Following the Procession through Casper, friends and family members of Lieutenant Jerry Clark joined together to celebrate the life of Mr. Clark. Jerry Clark was born in 1951, he was the oldest of seven and would later marry his wife of forty-four years. ​The two moved their family of two back to 'God's Country' and in 1988 he would join the Natrona County Sheriff's Office. Reverend Brian Oliver led the service and commented, "The loss of Mr. Clark has a tremendous impact on his friends, family and anyone who worked with him. He always saw the good in people, and always brought the gold out of them." This held true today, as a sea of gold sat in the audience to pay their respects to the Lieutenant. ​Reverend Oliver continued, "Jerry once told me that he was recently in Wal Mart, where he was approached by a man with his daughter. The man told his daughter, 'this is the man who changed my life,' and continued on.He meant so much to so many people." Bert Eldredge, NC Detention Center Chaplin, also spoke, "Jerry saw the jail as a place of penance and opportunity for change. He saw people's lives change in there, and he saw the true people." ​Eldredge continued, "He taught me what respect meant. I am blessed to call him my friend. Thank you Jerry, I am a better man today because of you." The Casper Fire Department Pipes and Drums performed "Amazing Grace" to send Jerry Clark off and the American flag was presented to his wife by Natrona County Sheriff Gus Holbrook. ​A last call was called out over the scanner for Lt. Jerry Clark. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Clark family and all those who had the pleasure of knowing Lieutenant Jerry Clark. #oilcity #news