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Chief of Police D. Raleigh Clarke | Millry Police Department, Alabama Millry Police Department, Alabama

Chief of Police

D. Raleigh Clarke

Millry Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Friday, July 30, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to 40 years

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Chief D. Raleigh Clarke was shot and killed while investigating a report of illegal gambling and liquor sales.

He was shot from an ambush while entering the building where the activities were taking place. The killer was convicted of Chief Clarke's murder and sentenced to 40 years. Charges were dropped against three other participants in exchange for their testimony.

Chief Clarke had served with the Millry Police Department for 2 years and is survived by his expectant wife.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 42nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 23, 2013

 

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