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Trooper Robert E. Clevenger | Indiana State Police, Indiana Indiana State Police, Indiana


Robert E. Clevenger

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 8, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Arrested

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Trooper Robert Clevenger was killed while in pursuit of a traffic violator on a graveled road southwest of New Castle in Henry County.

At 2:20 pm, Trooper Clevenger observed a motorist commit a traffic violation at an intersection and began pursuing the vehicle. The 13-mile chase led to a T-intersection and due to the dust created by the violator's vehicle, Trooper Clevenger was unable to see the embankment ahead and struck it head-on. Investigators found the license plate number in Trooper Clevenger's vehicle and arrested the subject, who was a parolee from Pennsylvania, later that day.

Trooper Clevenger had served with the Indiana State Police for one year and was assigned to the Connersville post. He was a US Marine Corps veteran. Trooper Clevenger was survived by his wife and parents.

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