Longtime Napa police officer Clinton R. Forloine passed away at a local nursing home on Dec. 22, 2008, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Forloine was born in Ansted, W.Va., on July 26, 1924, to Robert and Cora Muller Forloine. Following his graduation from Ansted High School, he joined the U.S. Navy and served during much of World War II at Livermore Naval Air Base. With his honorable discharge, he moved to Napa and worked for the Union Ice Company before joining the Napa Police Department in 1951. He held the distinction of becoming the first Napan chosen to attend the F.B.I. Academy’s program for peace officers. After 33 years of service, he retired with the rank of captain in 1984. During the course of his career, he received an associate of arts degree and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree from Golden Gate University.

For several years, he was an active member of the Napa Peace Officers Association. His hobbies included saddle-making, leather-tooling, and in recent years, cooking. He loved spending time on his ranch, training his horses, tending to his cattle and simply doing whatever chores needed to be taken care of.

In January of 1945, he married Virginia Money, who survives him.

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Additionally, he is survived by his son, Clinton R. Forloine Jr. (Vickie); a grandson, Robert Forloine (Kristan); a sister, Dorothy Halstead; a niece, Carolyn Stewart (John); and their daughters, Jennifer Stewart, Ann Kolb (Jesse) and Elizabeth Longoria (Jason). It was his request that there be no services.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

It is suggested that contributions in his memory may be made to the Queen of the Valley Foundation, 1000 Trancas St., Napa, CA 94558 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.


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