Captain James Edward Clark

Captain James Edward Clark

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, September 19, 1960

James Edward Clark

Captain Clark was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train at a double crossing on Highway 60-84. As he entered the crossing his vision was obscured by a barn, house, and tall sunflowers. The patrol car was struck by the train and was dragged 142 feet.
Captain Clark had been with the agency for 23 years and was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2012

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