Trooper Clyde Stephen Perry

Trooper Clyde Stephen Perry

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, July 2, 1972

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Clyde Stephen Perry

Trooper Clyde Perry was killed during a high-speed pursuit near Columbus in Polk County at 10 am.

Trooper Perry lost control of his vehicle and plunged off the left side of the road, striking a tree. He was transported to St. Luke Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries that evening.

Two men were charged in connection with his death.

Trooper Perry had served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for five years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.

In August 2000, a portion of Fox Mountain Road was renamed Clyde Stephen Perry Bridge in his honor.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender In custody

vehicle pursuit

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Patrolman Perry,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 2, 2022

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