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Deputy Sheriff David R. Clark | Onondaga County Sheriff's Department, New York Onondaga County Sheriff's Department, New York

Deputy Sheriff

David R. Clark

Onondaga County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 11, 1987

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life plus 60 years

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Deputy Sheriff David Clark was shot and killed as he and another deputy were escorting three prisoners from court. One of the prisoners grabbed the other officer's gun and opened fire killing Deputy Clark and seriously wounding the other deputy.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and first degree attempted murder and sentenced to life plus 60 years in prison. He was also sentenced to 20 years on unrelated robbery and drug charges. He will be eligible for parole in 2060.

Deputy Clark is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Deputy Sheriff Clark,
On today, the 27th anniversary of your death I would justl like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Onondaga County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 11, 2014

 

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