Inspector Clarence Jewell Trask, Sr.

Inspector Clarence Jewell Trask, Sr.

United States Department of the Treasury - United States Customs Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, April 8, 1947

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Clarence Jewell Trask, Sr.

Inspector Clarence Trask was shot and killed from ambush while he was patrolling the Arizona - Mexico border for suspected liquor smugglers in the area of Washington Camp in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Inspector Trask's father, Constable Frank Trask, was shot and killed in the line of duty on May 9th, 1911, while serving with the Benson Police Department.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Arizona
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Inspector Trask,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country and to the Service. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 8, 2022

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