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Patrolman Clarence Eugene Small | Newport News Police Department, Virginia Newport News Police Department, Virginia

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Clarence Eugene Small

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 24, 1961

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Age: 45

Tour: 15 years, 1 month

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Cause: Automobile crash

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Patrolman Clarence Small and Patrolman Courtney Cook were killed in an automobile accident while en route to raid an illegal gambling house. Their patrol car was struck by another patrol car that was responding to an unrelated call.

Patrolman Small was the first black officer hired onto the Newport News Police Department. Patrolman Small was a U.S Navy Veteran of WWII and served with the Newport News Police Department for 15 years.

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Patrolman Courtney Wayne Cook
Newport News Police Department, Virginia
End of Watch: Saturday, June 24, 1961
Cause: Automobile crash

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 24, 2015

 

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