Lieutenant Raymond Lee Terry

Lieutenant Raymond Lee Terry

Clinton Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Tuesday, January 25, 1983

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Raymond Lee Terry

Lieutenant Raymond Terry suffered a fatal heart attack while struggling with a suspect after responding to a fight call at an apartment complex on North Cain Street. He was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

One of the subjects whom he struggled with was convicted of eight charges in connection with the incident and sentenced to five years in prison.

Lieutenant Terry was a United States Air Force Korea War and Vietnam War veteran and had served with the Clinton Police Department for 13 years. He was survived by his wife, three children, five stepchildren, six grandchildren, a mother, and two siblings.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

fight call

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Lt. Terry,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Air Force-especially during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 25, 2023

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