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Officer Clyde L. Elsberry | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia


Clyde L. Elsberry

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Tuesday, July 19, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 993

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Officer Clyde Elsberry was killed when he was run down by two escaped convicts while riding his police motorcycle. He had driven his motorcycle next to the stolen prison station wagon the convicts were driving and ordered them to pull over, but the driver instead struck him.

The incident occurred on Moreland Avenue, near Burns Street.

Officer Elsberry was survived by his wife and three young daughters.

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Rest in Peace Officer Elsberry. We have not forgotten you.

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July 30, 2017


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