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Special Policeman Clark Washington | Orange Police Department, Texas Orange Police Department, Texas

Special Policeman

Clark Washington

Orange Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, April 4, 1891

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Archie Washington, no relation

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Orange Special Policeman Clark Washington confronted Archie Washington at a town hall meeting when he saw Archie had a pistol. When Officer Washington attempted to arrest him, Archie drew his pistol and shot the officer to death.

Archie Washington was sentenced to life in prison but had his case overturned on appeal. He was sentenced to death at his second trial. He appealed again but escaped from jail for a few days. The appeals court dismissed his appeal because of the escape.

Archie Washington was legally hanged in Orange on July 26, 1892.

Officer Clark Washington was one of the earliest line of duty deaths by African American officers in Texas.

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Rest in Peace Special Policeman Clark Washington. Thank you for your Service and Sacrifice.

I Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw at the rotting flesh of your murderer.


Senior Special Agent B. L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police
April 4, 2016


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