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 Don “Rich” Clawson is a Sergeant with the Utah Transit Authority Police Department, having previously worked with the Riverdale City, Weber County Sheriff’s Office,  Harrisville City , and North Ogden City Police Departments before retiring from Salt Lake City Police Department and joining us at UTAPD.  During his 28-year career in Law Enforcement, Sgt. Clawson served as a DARE and school resource officer,  K9 officer and tactical operator.   In 2005 Sgt. Clawson served as a security contractor training police officers in Afghanistan. 

In May 2022 Sgt. Clawson was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and had half of his tongue and numerous lymph nodes removed.  The medical team rebuilt his tongue with a portion of his forearm.  Since 2022, Sgt. Clawson has been fighting cancer and has undergone two additional surgeries and multiple Chemo and radiation treatments.  During all of this he has reported for duty, supported his agency, and provided excellent service to citizens that utilize the transit system throughout Utah.  Sgt. Clawson has always maintained a positive attitude and is an inspiration to those he works with.  With the support of his wonderful wife Glenda and their children, Sgt. Clawson did not let his diagnosis define or limit him.  Throughout it all he continued to train and mentor his fellow officers earning a promotion to Sergeant in January 2024. 

On April 12, 2024, Sgt. Clawson learned that his treatments were not working and that future treatments would be unsuccessful.  His medical team has given him one to six months to live.  Sgt. Clawson has asked for nothing from his co-workers, has never complained or made excuses.  He has handled this with a level of dignity and honor that cannot be adequately described.  The officers of the Utah Transit Authority and officers from his previous agencies are banding together to try and raise enough money to send Sgt. Clawson and his family on one last amazing vacation. 


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 Don “Rich” Clawson is a Sergeant with the Utah Transit Authority Police Department, having previously worked with the Riverdale City,...

 Don “Rich” Clawson is a Sergeant with the Utah Transit Authority Police Department, having previously worked with the Riverdale City, Weber County Sheriff’s Office,  Harrisville City , and North Ogden City Police Departments before retiring from Salt Lake City Police Department and joining us at UTAPD.  During his 28-year career in Law Enforcement, Sgt. Clawson served as a DARE and school resource officer,  K9 officer and tactical operator.   In 2005 Sgt. Clawson served as a security contractor training police officers in Afghanistan. 

In May 2022 Sgt. Clawson was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma and had half of his tongue and numerous lymph nodes removed.  The medical team rebuilt his tongue with a portion of his forearm.  Since 2022, Sgt. Clawson has been fighting cancer and has undergone two additional surgeries and multiple Chemo and radiation treatments.  During all of this he has reported for duty, supported his agency, and provided excellent service to citizens that utilize the transit system throughout Utah.  Sgt. Clawson has always maintained a positive attitude and is an inspiration to those he works with.  With the support of his wonderful wife Glenda and their children, Sgt. Clawson did not let his diagnosis define or limit him.  Throughout it all he continued to train and mentor his fellow officers earning a promotion to Sergeant in January 2024. 

On April 12, 2024, Sgt. Clawson learned that his treatments were not working and that future treatments would be unsuccessful.  His medical team has given him one to six months to live.  Sgt. Clawson has asked for nothing from his co-workers, has never complained or made excuses.  He has handled this with a level of dignity and honor that cannot be adequately described.  The officers of the Utah Transit Authority and officers from his previous agencies are banding together to try and raise enough money to send Sgt. Clawson and his family on one last amazing vacation. 

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Maria Nelson
We love you all and would love to help in any way we can.
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ANITA PUTNEY
Thank you for your service.
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Anonymous
Thank you for your dedicated service to the citizens of Utah. I am so sorry. Wishing you an easy trip and many beautiful memories on your vacation.
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Anonymous
Thank you for your service
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Marlene Fitzwater
Sending love to you and your family.
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Marlene Fitzwater
I am Paul Nielson's mom and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I hope this enables you to take your family to Disneyland!
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Matthew Robbins
I'm a fellow officer and support my brothers in Blue!!
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Chris Eckersley
Supporting the FOP and its cause. Best wishes to Rich and his family.
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Scott Mourtgos
You're a good man. I'm glad we got to work together.
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Ashley and Sean Hill
We love you, Rich!
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Sandra Chiate Davidson
My son and daughter-in-law encouraged me to help a trend in need.
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Trisha Nielson
My dad has only told me great things about you. I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I hope this small amount takes a tiny amount of stress off your shoulders. Knowing I could get this same news about my dad at any moment this hurts my heart, and I hope you feel the support of complete strangers rooting you on
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Kathy Kirby
We are blessed to know you and your family, Rich. 💗
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Angela Heusser
Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Friends of Molly ❤. Have an amazing trip! Angie, Joel, and Kathy
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Leslie Whisler
Have fun with your family and thank you for your service.
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Vicki Anwiler-Parker
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Hiram Barker
Thinking of you. From- Hi, Troy, and Wil at Hy & Mikes So. Ogden
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Anonymous
Love you Rich. We hope you and your family have a wonderful trip. Matt and Jenn Overman
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Kendra Bambrough
Thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones.
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Tenaya Tidwell
My heart is with you and your family. I hope this final vacation will be happy, memorable, and meaningful for you all. Thank you for your service. You’re appreciated more than you know.
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Ryan Jones
Guys forever. Love you Claw! OOT OOT
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George Masters
My son, Stephen masters asked me to let you know that you are loved by Our family. God Bless You and Keep you! Brother and Sister Masters
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Brad Davis
Love ya brother!
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Patsy Winchester
With love and support you can do amazing things!
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Butch Seamons
I've worked with Rich at North Ogden and UTA and consider him a great friend. Love You Brother
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Candice Larson
Enjoy the trip!
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Sheri Judkins
Love hugs and prayers to you and your family my friend!
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Anonymous
❤️🙏❤️
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Ryan Mortensen
Thoughts and prayers for you and your family and you continue your fight!
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Tim and Stacy Brower
Rich is one of the best men we have ever known

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