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Special Officer Stephen Clark | San Mateo Police Department, California San Mateo Police Department, California

Special Officer

Stephen Clark

San Mateo Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, August 19, 1956

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Special Officer Stephen Clark was struck and killed by a stock car at the Bay Meadows Race Track while attempting to render aid following a crash on the track.

He was preparing to leave the track to direct traffic at the intersection of El Camino Real and Hillsdale Boulevard when two race cars had collided and crashed through the track fence at the south turn. A mass of spectators was attempting to reach the crash scene. Officer Clark instructed a fellow officer to keep the spectators from entering the track through the outside fence. As he attempted to cross the track to reach the inside fence he was struck by one of the stock cars.

Officer Clark had served as a volunteer reserve officer with the San Mateo Police Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife and brother.

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