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Police Officer Charles Roy Clark | Houston Police Department, Texas Houston Police Department, Texas

Police Officer

Charles Roy Clark

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, April 3, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Police Officer Charles Clark was shot and killed while responding to a silent alarm at a check cashing store on South Loop East.

Officer Clark arrived less then four minutes after the alarm button was pushed. As he entered the store, the suspects opened fire, striking him in the shoulder. He returned fire but his service weapon jammed after firing the first shot.

As he called for assistance one of the men shot him in the head execution style. The subjects then executed the female store clerk before fleeing. The three men were apprehended the following day. The shooter of the clerk was sentenced to death and a defendant was convicted of related charged. In 2013 the subject who murdered Officer Clark was granted a new trial and then released on a technicality.

Officer Clark was one day shy of his 20th anniversary with the Houston Police Department, and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. He is survived by his wife, mother, brother, and two sisters.

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There is anger that flows through my veins after reading, "the subject who murdered Officer Clark was granted a new trial and then released on a technicality."

It is unjust and unfair my brother that your murderer went free, but it does not take away from the fact that you were courageous and brave. May you rest in peace, and I pray that the Lord watches over and blesses your loved ones.

Sgt. Barton
Garden City PD
April 5, 2016

 

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