Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 4 years, 6 months
Badge # 1900
Incident Date: 12/1/1993
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to 32 years to life
Auxiliary Officer Clarke was shot and killed while attempting to disarm a man who had just shot another man.
Office Clarke was off-duty when he heard several shots being fired on a Bronx Street. Armed with his own licensed .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol, he confronted the suspect who opened fire and struck him six times. Officer Clarke’s gun jammed after he pulled the trigger once.
The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and attempted murder and sentenced to 32 years to life. He will be eligible for parole in 2025.
Officer Clarke had served with the New York City Police Department - Auxiliary Police Section for 4 1/2 years.