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Police Officer Alfred Claycamp | WaKeeney Police Department, Kansas WaKeeney Police Department, Kansas

Police Officer

Alfred Claycamp

WaKeeney Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch: Saturday, July 14, 1962

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/14/1962

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Died in prison

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Officer Claycamp was shot and killed while he and the Sheriff transported two suspicious people to WaKeeney. The man and woman had been reported to the Sheriff by a farmer. On the way to WaKeeney the male suspect pulled a gun and shot both officers, killing Officer Claycamp. The two suspects were apprehended three days later.

The gunman was convicted of first degree murder but was awarded a new trial and convicted of second degree murder on November 4, 1964. He was sentenced to life plus 10 years for attempted murder of the Sheriff. He died in prison September 25, 1990.

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Though you died long before I married into the Claycamp family, I feel like I had gotten to know you by all the articles written about your death. Thank you for your service. Your sacrifice and that of your family hasn't been forgotten.

Cathy Claycamp
distant cousin
August 31, 2014

 

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