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Mar 20, 2013 7:21 AM by Garrett Boyd

Governor Hickenlooper on Tom Clements death

Tom Clements, Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was killed Tuesday night after a shooting at his home in Monument.

Governor John Hickenlooper sent a statement to the employees of the Department of Corrections regarding DOC Director. It's as follows:

"Last night, Tom Clements was killed at his home in Monument. I can hardly believe it, let alone write words to describe it.

As your Executive Director, he helped change and improve DOC in two years more than most people could do in eight years. He was unfailingly kind and thoughtful, and sought the "good" in any situation. As you all know, in corrections that is not easy.

We have no more details than that. I am so sad. I have never worked with a better person than Tom, and I can't imagine our team without him.

Tom regularly spoke of your professionalism and dedication to the department. It is during times like this that we must stand together to meet the Department's public safety mission and to honor Tom's memory.

I know that you all join me in sending prayers and support to Tom's wife, Lisa, their two daughters and their family. For the next few days, please allow them to grieve with their family in private."

With all our heart,
John (Hickenlooper)

 

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