Chief of Police Wallace Lee Clinard

Chief of Police Wallace Lee Clinard

Cross Plains Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 4, 1997

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Wallace Lee Clinard

Chief of Police Wallace Clinard died at a local hospital from injuries he sustained in an auto accident 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 had been 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, a sister, four brothers, and eleven grandchildren.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 400

Incident Details

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

automobile accident, vehicle crash

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I never realized you passed over until I was researching for something else.

I remember being pulled over for a traffic violation in Cross Plains. You stopped to assist and we talked like we were best friends. Thank you for your kindness and your wonderful smile. I still remember you fondly almost 30 years later.

Joyce

January 29, 2022

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