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Town Marshal Richard Mark Clapp | New Richmond Town Marshal's Office, Indiana New Richmond Town Marshal's Office, Indiana

Town Marshal

Richard Mark Clapp

New Richmond Town Marshal's Office, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, December 5, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 22 years

Badge # 54-26

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 12/4/2003

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Marshal Mark Clapp suffered a fatal heart attack after a violent struggle with a 17-year-old domestic violence suspect.

Marshal Clapp and his son, a county jail officer, responded to a domestic dispute at 10:30 am. As Marshal Clapp's son waited in the patrol car, Marshal Clapp accompanied the suspect into his home. While inside they became engaged in a struggle. Marshal Clapp's son was unaware of the struggle until a local deputy arrived at the scene and requested assistance when Marshal Clapp fell ill. Marshal Clapp died at a hospital early the following day of a heart attack. The suspect was taken into custody by the responding officers.

The suspect was charged as a juvenile and convicted of battery and resisting law enforcement, but was not found guilty of manslaughter.

Marshal Clapp had served as the New Richmond Town Marshal for 22 years. During that time he had worn only a generic shoulder patch. He had a new patch designed and received it only one week before his death, but never had a chance to wear it. Marshal Clapp was survived by his wife and son.

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Oh Mark- Aaron and I have taken a big leap, we are stepping out in Faith to be foster parents. ....I know! We never saw it in our path either...but the Lord has placed it in our hearts and lead us down this path. Oh I how I wish you were here to see this. We have our first child in the home now. It is only going to be for a week, but it has been an amazing week. It warms my heart to see him fathering, loving on this kiddo that needs love, stability and assurance. Your son is just amazing and it is because of the example that you have set for him.

I miss you dearly dad. I miss you more and more as the big events in life come and go. We often sit and think..hmmmm... what would dad say. I'm sure though that you would be a firm supporter, a reassuring voice and well of knowledge for us now.

Missing you...remembering you....love you.

Proud Daughter-in-Law
October 19, 2016


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