Policeman Clarence J. Balcom

Policeman Clarence J. Balcom

Hastings Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Friday, August 7, 1885

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Clarence J. Balcom

Policeman Balcom succumbed to a gunshot wound received two days earlier while attempting to arrest a juvenile jewelry thief near the Burlington Rail Yards at 0215 hours. Policeman Balcom was survived by his wife.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, August 5, 1885
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Policeman Clarence J. BALCOM ... the passage of time will never diminish our sincere appreciation for your dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice for us.

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August 7, 2015

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