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Police Officer Edgar A. Clay, Jr. | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Police Officer

Edgar A. Clay, Jr.

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Monday, January 25, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 1/7/1982

Weapon: Person

Offender: Not available

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Police Officer Edgar A. Clay died of a bilateral pulmonary embolism 18 days after an offender struck him at Hyde Park Academy at 6220 Stony Island Avenue.

On January 7th, 1982, he encountered a student who reportedly been involved in a robbery and possessed a .22 caliber handgun. He was assaulted after taking the gun from the boy. He injured his knee during the struggle. A blood clot formed as a result of the injury and he suffered an embolism on January 25th, 1982.

Officer Clay had served with the Chicago Police Department for 25 years and was assigned to Area I Youth.

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