Trooper Clarence Uen Swain

Trooper Clarence Uen Swain

Illinois State Police, Illinois

End of Watch Saturday, August 1, 1959

Add to My Heroes

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.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

automobile accident

Most Recent Reflection

View all 8 Reflections

The Illinois State Police lives forever, and since you were an Illinois State Trooper YOU will live forever. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Trooper A.M. Unal
Illinois State Police

April 19, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.