Chief of Police Wallace Lee Clinard

Chief of Police Wallace Lee Clinard

Cross Plains Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, November 4, 1997

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 on September 25, 1997. 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 agency 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.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 400

Incident Details

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

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Uncle Wallace, your brother Phillip and I was just talking about you. We were saying how much that we missed you and was reflecting on what a great person that you was. It has been a while since I have talked to you, but I wanted you to know that I do miss you. Maybe one day we can go camping again. Merry Christmas

Steve Clinard

December 24, 2015

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