Patrolman Clay V. Helms

Patrolman Clay V. Helms

Fresno Police Department, California

End of Watch Monday, May 15, 1911

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Clay V. Helms

Patrolman Clay Helms succumbed to injuries received four months earlier in a train derailment. He was escorting a mental patient to the Stockton State Hospital when the train they were riding in collided with a three-car work train and derailed. Patrolman Helms suffered several internal injuries causing his health to deteriorate until his death.

He had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Train accident
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 10, 1911

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Patrolman Clay Helms will never ever be forgotten. RIP.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired, NYSP

January 26, 2020

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