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Night Patrolman Clarence Poindexter | Pleasant Hill Police Department, Missouri Pleasant Hill Police Department, Missouri

Night Patrolman

Clarence Poindexter

Pleasant Hill Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Saturday, February 20, 1915

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Lynched by mob

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Night Patrolman Clarence Poindexter was shot and killed by two train robbery suspects as he and another officer attempted to arrest them.

One of the suspects was apprehended, but taken from the jail and lynched by a mob of citizens.

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Never Forgotten, as to the suspect that was hanged...too bad citizens don't still do this, crime would be a lot lower.

SGT. McNamara
USMC (RET)
November 3, 2012

 

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