Chief of Police Wallace Lee Clinard

Chief of Police Wallace Lee Clinard

Cross Plains Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 4, 1997

Add to My Heroes

Wallace Lee Clinard

Chief of Police Wallace Clinard died at a local hospital from injuries he sustained in an automobile crash while responding to a call for service.

His patrol car struck an embankment next to a bridge on South Lamont Road. He was airlifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center and succumbed to his injuries about a month and a half later.

Chief Clinard was a United States Army Vietnam War veteran who had served with the Cross Plains Police Department for 20 years and had been in law enforcement for a total of 24 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, two sons, mother, sister, four brothers, and eleven grandchildren.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 400

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 25, 1997

vehicle crash

Most Recent Reflection

View all 83 Reflections

I've missed you so much. You were a great man. Johnny is there with you now. Yall will love seeing each other again. Johnny will love seeing peggy. We are going to miss j and p terribly just like you!! Wish we never had to say goodbye but I know it's part of life. You, johnny, peggy and all our other loved ones there don't have to much fun. I love you all! Until we meet again.

Rita clinard
Sister inlaw

May 28, 2024

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.