Patrolman Clarence Holton Upson

Patrolman Clarence Holton Upson

Galion Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 3, 1940

Clarence Holton Upson

Patrolman Upson was killed when he fell and hit his head on the pavement when a man hit him with his fist. He was attempting to prevent the man from driving his car drunk.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to one to 20 years in Mansfield Reformatory September 30, 1940.


  • Age 70
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to 1 to 20 years

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 73rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 27, 2013

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