Patrolman Clayton Olson

Patrolman Clayton Olson

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, August 9, 1931

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Clayton Olson

Patrolman Olson was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious man on East Lake Street. When he followed the man into an alley the suspect opened fire with a .45 caliber handgun, striking Patrolman Olson six times. The suspect then fled the scene. Patrolman Olson was able to stagger out of the alley but died before medical assistance arrived. During a manhunt the suspect was shot and killed by another officer.
Patrolman Olson had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and 4-year-old daughter.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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