Trooper Clarence Uen Swain

Trooper Clarence Uen Swain

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 1959

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Clarence Uen Swain

Trooper Swain was killed in an automobile accident while driving an unmarked radar unit on a road feeding Route 66. A truck pulled out in front of his path and failed to gain speed. In an attempt to avoid striking the truck Trooper Swain swerved into the opposite lane but struck a vehicle head-on. Both he and the driver of the other vehicle were killed. Trooper Swain's partner was injured in the accident.

Trooper Swain had served with the Illinois State Police for nine years and was assigned to District 9. He was a veteran of both WWII and the Korean War. Trooper Swain was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

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Trooper Swain,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as LEO but for our Country as well when you served during WW II and the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

August 1, 2019

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