Police Officer Charles Roy Clark

Police Officer Charles Roy Clark

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, April 3, 2003

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Charles Roy Clark

Police Officer Charles Clark was shot and killed while responding to a silent alarm at a check cashing store on South Loop East.

Officer Clark arrived less than four minutes after the alarm button was pushed. As he entered the store, the suspects opened fire, striking him in the shoulder. He returned fire but his service weapon jammed after firing the first shot.

As he called for assistance, one of the men shot him in the head execution style. The subjects then executed the female store clerk before fleeing. The three men were apprehended the following day. The shooter of the clerk was sentenced to death, and a defendant was convicted of related charges. In 2013 the subject who murdered Officer Clark was granted a new trial and then released on a technicality.

Officer Clark was one day shy of his 20th anniversary with the Houston Police Department and was assigned to the Southeast Patrol Division. He is survived by his wife, mother, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

alarm, robbery in progress

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We will "Never" Forget! RIP, Brother!

Bob Clark
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March 28, 2023

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