Marshal Clement Howard

Marshal Clement Howard

Chauncey Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, April 16, 1913

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Clement Howard

Marshal Clem Howard was shot and killed as he, a local constable, and two deputized citizens attempted to arrest a suspect who had shot another man in the head earlier in the evening.

When the officers arrived at the location, they asked who had been doing the shooting. The suspect stated he did not know, took a few steps back, and then started shooting at the officers, striking the constable and Marshal Howard. Both officers returned fire, striking the suspect seven times.

Despite being wounded, the suspect ran from the scene and hid behind a pile of railroad ties. He was found dead behind the ties after other officers arrived at the scene and began searching for him.

Marshal Howard succumbed to his wounds two days after the shooting.

He was survived by his father and four brothers.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, April 14, 1913
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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NEVER FORGET! Please help me honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Marshal Clement Howard of the Chauncey Police Department, Ohio and the additional 63 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer (Retired)
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

April 16, 2024

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