Undersheriff John Fletcher Clark

Undersheriff John Fletcher Clark

Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, July 12, 1961

John Fletcher Clark

Undersheriff John Clark was shot and killed as he attempted to catch the suspect who had shot and killed Lieutenant Hiram Short, of the Colorado State Patrol, earlier in the day.

He and the county sheriff had setup a roadblock near Bond, Colorado, in an attempt to stop the suspect. The man rammed their car and then opened fire, striking Undersheriff Clark in the face.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was later commuted to life. He died in prison in 1999.

Bio

  • Age 69
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

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I wish I had gotten the chance to know my great Granddad before he was taken from us. A part of him is always with me however.

John Mcilveen
Great Grandson

July 3, 2014

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