Patrolman Clarence Holton Upson

Patrolman Clarence Holton Upson

Galion Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, August 3, 1940

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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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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Clarence Holton Upson of the Galion Police Department, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 3, 2018

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