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Trooper Paul E. Clendening | Illinois State Police, Illinois Illinois State Police, Illinois


Paul E. Clendening

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 16, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Automobile crash

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Trooper Paul Clendening was killed in an automobile accident on Lake Street in Elgin, Illinois. Trooper Clendening and his partner were searching for highway bandits when their car went out of control on ice. Trooper Clendening was thrown from the car and then pinned underneath it. Other officers arrived at the scene and it took six men to lift the car off of the trooper. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Trooper Clendening was a 3 year veteran of the Illinois State Police, assigned to District 2, Elgin. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWI. Trooper Clendening is survived by his wife and two children.

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