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Undersheriff John Fletcher Clark | Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Undersheriff

John Fletcher Clark

Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 12, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 69

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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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.

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Lieutenant Hiram V. Short
Colorado State Patrol, Colorado
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 12, 1961
Cause: Gunfire

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