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Investigator Melvin John Clark | United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

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Melvin John Clark

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 17, 1947

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Georgia

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Investigator Melvin Clark was shot and killed during a raid with federal and state liquor agents on a location in Homer, Georgia.

The agents had spread out in preparation of raiding the still. As they approached a state agent heard several shots and witnessed three men running from Investigator Clark's location. The state agent gave chase but was unable to catch the suspects.

When he returned to the scene he learned that Investigator Clark had been shot and killed.

The three men, all brothers, eventually turned themselves in. The man who shot Investigator Clark confessed and was sentenced to life in prison.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 17, 2015

 

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