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Border Patrol Inspector Richard David Clarke | United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

Border Patrol Inspector

Richard David Clarke

United States Department of Justice - Immigration and Naturalization Service - United States Border Patrol, U.S. Government

End of Watch: Monday, December 18, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Location: Texas

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Charged with murder

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Inspector Clarke was stabbed to death while transporting an illegal alien in El Paso, Texas. The suspect suddenly produced a knife and stabbed him in the heart, causing instant death. Inspector Clarke's partner then struggled with the suspect in the backseat and held him until other officers arrived. The suspect was charged with murder.
Inspector Clarke was survived by his wife. He was buried in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. He had been with the agency for one year.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixty-first anniversary of your death. 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 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 Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 18, 2011

 

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