Special Officer Charles Creighton Clarke

Special Officer Charles Creighton Clarke

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, January 22, 1936

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Charles Creighton Clarke

Special Officer Charles Clarke was shot and killed while he and several detectives investigated an international gang suspected of extorting local merchants.

Officer Clarke was interviewing a suspect in a hotel lobby when another suspect in the crowd opened fire, striking him three times.

Despite being mortally wounded, Officer Clarke was able to return fire, but missed the suspect. Ten suspects were arrested in connection with Officer Clarke's murder.

Officer Clarke was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th 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.

Time never dimishes respect and you 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 22, 2012

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