Patrolman Claude Strong

Patrolman Claude Strong

Hickman Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, January 8, 1952

Claude Strong

Patrolman Claude Strong was shot and killed while making a traffic stop.

The suspect was upset with the police department for arresting his son earlier in the day. The man intentionally drove the wrong way down a one-way street. When Patrolman Strong stopped him he exited his vehicle and opened fire, striking him six times.

The subject was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to two years in prison.

Patrolman Strong had served with the Hickman Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his three children.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 8, 2012

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