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Officer Michael Frederick Clark | Simi Valley Police Department, California Simi Valley Police Department, California

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Michael Frederick Clark

Simi Valley Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, August 4, 1995

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 6 years

Badge # 295

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Michael Clark was shot and killed while responding to a call to check on a suicidal man.

The subject was shot and wounded by other officers at the scene and taken into custody. The man was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life.

Officer Clark had served with the Simi Valley Police Department for four months and had previously served with the Los Angeles Police Department for over five years. He was survived by his wife, son, and parents.

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I met Mike when I was in high school and he was a Marine. He was so sweet, funny and Bigger than life. When we hung out he always made me laugh and protected my friend Vicki and I. he would yell at us if we walked away at Tommy Burgers to go to the bathroom. He would say there are crazies out here. I think about him often and can't believe it has been 20 years. I remember when he went off to do his interview for the police department he was so nervous but excited. That is all he wanted to do. He said his biggest fear was to die in the line of duty and leave his future family behind behind. He was afraid to marry someone because he didn't want his wife to feel that much pain. At the time he didn't have a girlfirend yet but talked about Jenny often. I was so sad that day I heard his fears had come true. He just always seemed so invisible. I am so sorry for his families loss and the years that have passed for them without him. So I was happy to hear that he was being honored yesterday 20 years later. The special ones are never forgotten. He was as special as they come.
Rest in peace my friend. I feel like you are still protecting us all from above. Our officer angel in heaven.

Sharon Zachgo
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August 5, 2015

 

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