Police Officer Thomas William "Tom" Clark

Police Officer Thomas William "Tom" Clark

Rochester Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 2006

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Thomas William "Tom" Clark

Officer Tom Clark suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after completing a physical agility test while trying out for the department's canine unit. He returned home following the test, informed his wife he did not feel well, and laid down.

A short time later his wife checked on him and was unable to wake him. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead that evening at Rochester General Hospital.

Officer Clark had served in law enforcement for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 571

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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It's so hard to believe that it has been Fourteen years since I received the phone call. telling me that you had died. You would be so proud of Jean and the girls. Today, as I do everyday, I am keeping in my thoughts and prayers you, Jean and the girls and all who love you.

Ellen Guerdat
Gates Police Victim Advocate/VP Genesee Valley C.O.P.S.

January 17, 2020

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