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Patrolman Clay V. Helms | Fresno Police Department, California Fresno Police Department, California

Patrolman

Clay V. Helms

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch: Monday, May 15, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Train accident

Incident Date: 1/10/1911

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Patrolman Clay Helms succumbed to injuries received four months earlier in a train derailment. He was escorting a mental patient to the Stockton State Hospital when the train they were riding in collided with a three-car work train and derailed. Patrolman Helms suffered several internal injuries causing his health to deteriorate until his death.

He had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and child.

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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
Texas
May 15, 2015

 

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