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In 1978 Cliff asked Jesus Christ to come into his life at an Oswego State University campus bible study. In 1979 he was appointed as a police officer with the Watertown Police Department and retired in 1999 as “A” Platoon Lieutenant. During those years Cliff was involved in a FGBMFI Chapter called Peace Officers for Christ, reaching out to fellow police officers with the full gospel message. He was appointed Chief of Police for the Carthage, N.Y Police Department in August 1999 and retired from full-time law enforcement in November of 2001. He has conducted and taught in police academies and currently is a Criminal Justice adjunct instructor at Jefferson Community College, Watertown NY.
Cliff has been involved in FGBMFI for 38 years and served 10 years as the President of the Watertown Chapter. Cliff desires to stay attached to Jesus Christ in a close relationship. He says, “Only when we abide in Christ can we hope to bear any fruit in our lives.”
Cliff and his wife Eydie have been married 40 years and have two grown children, a son Justin, and a daughter/son-in-law Jaymilyn and Bill McMahon and 2 grandchildren, Ella and William.