Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # 270
Offender: Died in prison
Lieutenant Clark was shot and killed from ambush while standing in the kitchen of his home in the 400 block of Dodd's Run Road, in Marietta. He was struck by a shotgun blast that was fired through his kitchen window.
The case remained unsolved until September 16th, 2014, when a former Washington County sheriff's deputy was arrested and charged with Lieutenant Clark's murder. The subject had been fired by Lieutenant Clark in December 1979 for using excessive force while on duty.
On October 20th, 2015, a jury was unable to render a verdict and was declared deadlocked. The subject was retried and found guilty of murder on March 11th, 2016. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison with the eligibility for parole after 15 years. He died in prison on March 18th, 2017.
Lieutenant Clark had served with the Washington County Sheriff's Office for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, son, stepdaughter, sister, brother and parents.