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Patrolman Clemmie E. Curtis | Huntington Police Department, West Virginia Huntington Police Department, West Virginia

Patrolman

Clemmie E. Curtis

Huntington Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 3, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Curtis' body was found handcuffed near his patrol car in a wooded area just outside of the Huntington city limit. He had been shot through the chest once. In January of 1985 one of America's worst serial killers, Henry Lee Lucas, on death row in Texas confessed that he and his partner Ottis Toole, on death row in Florida, had killed Patrolman Curtis.

Lucas died in prison in March of 2001. Toole is the primary suspect in the death of Adam Walsh. Police were still investigating the murder when Toole died of cirrhosis of the liver in prison in September of 1996.

Patrolman Curtis had been with the agency for nine years.

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Rest In Peace Patrolman Curtis, our thoughts and prayers are still with your family and friends. Your service and sacrifice is remembered.

Sgt. Jarrod L. Wilson / K9 Officer
West Virginia Division Of Corrections
August 3, 2014

 

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