Police Officer Robert Young Clement

Police Officer Robert Young Clement

Spencer Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 3, 1999

Robert Young Clement

Officer Robert Clement and an officer from a neighboring agency, were shot and wounded while attempting to serve a warrant at a residence.

Upon entering the house, shots were exchanged and Officer Clement was struck in the abdomen and neck. Officer Clement died one year and eight months after the shooting. He had been in rehabilitation ever since the incident and was taken off of life support the day before he passed away.

The shooter was found dead from a self inflicted gunshot wound upon entry by the State Bureau of Investigation Tactical Team.

Officer Clement is survived by his wife and three-year-old son.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, October 19, 1997
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Killed during incident

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Robert you were a friend , buddy , you were my brother . A fellow marine we kept in touch throughout the years lost touch when I lost your number . I’ve always tried looking for you . Today I’m am deeply saddened that I will no longer be able to reach out to you .
You great friend you will be missed .
I wish you well in your next journey . I will see you when i get there .
My your family have Peace , brother
Always your friend
Semper Fi

Big Jim

October 1, 2018

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