Patrolman Clarence Eugene Small

Patrolman Clarence Eugene Small

Newport News Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1961

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Clarence Eugene Small

Patrolman Clarence Small and Patrolman Courtney Cook were killed in an automobile accident while en route to raid an illegal gambling house. Their patrol car was struck by another patrol car that was responding to an unrelated call.

Patrolman Small was the first black officer hired onto the Newport News Police Department. Patrolman Small was a U.S Navy Veteran of WWII and served with the Newport News Police Department for 15 years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 15 years, 1 month
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 24, 2015

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