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Police Officer Fred G. Claywell | High Point Police Department, North Carolina High Point Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

Fred G. Claywell

High Point Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, June 18, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/9/1925

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Officer Claywell and Officer Carey Reaves were shot and killed while raiding a liquor house. Officer Reaves succumbed to his wounds the following day and Officer Claywell succumbed to his injuries nine days later.

The suspect, shot through the lung by one of the officers, was apprehended at a nearby home a short time later. He was convicted of Officer Reaves' murder and sentenced to death. He was tried a second time, convicted of two counts of second degree murder, and sentenced to 50 years. He died in prison in 1932.

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Police Officer Carey James Reaves
High Point Police Department, North Carolina
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 10, 1925
Cause: Gunfire

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Officer Claywell,
On today, the 92nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of High Point. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
June 18, 2017

 

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