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Patrolman Clarence J. Erickson | Hudson Police Department, Wisconsin Hudson Police Department, Wisconsin

Patrolman

Clarence J. Erickson

Hudson Police Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Sunday, June 14, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 11 months, 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Erickson was shot and killed when he stopped a suspect at a road block who had just shot Patrolman Lee Murphy of the St. Croix County Highway Patrol. The suspect shot Patrolman Erickson through his neck as he fled from his car. Other patrolman returned fire striking the suspect five times killing him.

Patrolman Murphy succumbed to his wounds two years later.

Patrolman Erickson was survived by his expectant wife.

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Patrolman Lee Murphy
St. Croix County Highway Patrol, Wisconsin
End of Watch: Wednesday, June 22, 1955
Cause: Gunfire

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