Police Officer Jerry St. Clair

Police Officer Jerry St. Clair

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Monday, September 2, 1946

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Jerry St. Clair

Officer St. Clair succumbed to gunshot wounds received three days earlier in a shootout with a robbery suspect at 1st Street and Harvard Avenue.
During the investigation Detective Sylvester Cormack and Detective Ben Johnston were shot and killed when they attempted to arrest two men wanted in connection with Officer St. Clair's murder. One of those suspects was apprehended at the scene and the second was apprehended in Idaho.

The suspect who murdered Officer St. Clair was later apprehended in California. He was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair on November 17, 1949.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, August 31, 1946
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1949

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Officer St. Clair,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tulsa. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 2, 2021

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