Richard C. Clement

September 8, 1923August 14, 2012

Richard C. Clement, 88, of Toms River passed away on August 14, 2012. Rick grew up in Toms River and was a graduate of Toms River High School. He earned his BA degree from Thomas Edison College. After serving in the US ARMY AIR CORPS, he joined the Dover Twp. Police Department in 1946. He served as Chief of Police, from 1967 to1979, President of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and had the honor of serving three United States Presidents, as Presidential Task Force National Chairman and member of two criminal and juvenile justice committees. What was most close to Rick's heart was law enforcement. He was very proud of being a sworn police officer for his hometown of Toms River, NJ Rick was predeceased by his father, Curt, mother, Orabell, his son, Dr. Richard J. Clement, his daughter, Dr. Cheryl Clement, and his wife, Margaret K. Clement. He is survived by his wife of 20 years Deborah, his daughter Kathleen Mora of Lexington KY, his daughter Maureen and her husband Richard Cubeta of Houston TX, his son Michael Powell and his wife, Sharon of Florida, his daughter-in-law, Diana Clement of Maryland, ten grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Per his wishes, Rick will be cremated, and funeral arrangements are private under the direction of Anderson & Campbell, Toms River. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to the Pleasant Plains Vol. Fire Dept., 40 Clayton Ave., T.R., NJ 08755. To view Rick’s obituary or to share in his life story and leave thoughts and memories for his family, you may visit


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September 8, 2012

RIP Chief, You gave so much ! Thank you for all you did for me ! You will be truly missed !

Doug Clegg

September 7, 2012

Sorry to hear of his passing, He was a great person. Always there to help me when I needed it when I was a police explorer.

Gina Hartshorn

August 29, 2012

My father,Michael Carbo and Rick were friends from the 1960's as my dad had a business in downtown Toms River.I always knew Rick to have a smile on his face and a kind word to say.He was a gentleman. My dad passed in July and I hope they are remincising about old times!

Thelma & Jeff Hayes

August 20, 2012

K.C. - So sorry to hear of the death of your Dad. He was a wonderful person! You and you family are in our thoughts and prayers.

August 19, 2012

Dear Mrs. Clement and family
We are saddened to learn of the loss of one of our fellow graduates and friend.
On behalf of our entire membeship we express our deeptest sympathy and assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers during this time of transition in your lives. May God bless you and give you pearce and comfort as you continue your journey on the road of life.
Billy Gibson, Chaplain
FBI National Academy Associates

Bill & Ruth Hyers

August 19, 2012

Dear Debbie, Kathleen,Maureen & Michael,
He was a wonderful man and his memory will live on forever. Our thoughts & prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time.

August 19, 2012

Dear Mike, remembering the cabin on the creek, the racoon, the Thompsons, a very serious man, a nice guy, the best, sincerely Dick Kelly

August 18, 2012

Dear Debbie, I am so sorry to hear of Rick's death. He was a special man. Jack loved and admired him so much. Now they are together as well as all the others Rick lost that caused him so much pain. I pray he is at peace now. God bless you as you move forward now without him. Love, Debbie Moriarty

August 18, 2012

Rick was a true professional, a credit to the Toms River Police force and as a prominent national figure in the Chiefs Association. It was a privilege to know and work with him. He truly loved Toms River/ Ocean County and lived up to his full personal potential in every respect!

Scott Morrison...Past President of the Toms River/Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

Karen Harris

August 18, 2012

I only new him a few years,, compared with his 88 but he was such a great friend to me & the best father-in-law to my sister. He will be missed