Patrolman Clifford Stang

Patrolman Clifford Stang

Ann Arbor Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, March 21, 1935

Clifford Stang

Patrolman Stang was shot and killed when he interrupted a robbery at a clothing store. He had entered the store while on duty to buy a new tie for his uniform. When the store owner saw him he yelled that there was holdup. Patrolman Stang at first did not believe him but the two other men in the store immediately attacked Patrolman Stang. During the struggle Patrolman Stang was shot and fatally wounded. A man was twice convicted but later found to be innocent. The two actual killers were never apprehended.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

Most Recent Reflection

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Clifford, you are my great great uncle. Upon graduation from my police academy I was given your Medal of Honor that was presented to you by the City of Ann Arbor. I keep that medal as a prized possession. I am honored to carry on your legacy. Rest In Peace, I will carry on the watch.

Deputy Sheriff Spencer Bishop
Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office

September 23, 2017

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