Police Officer Clarence Lawrence Eaton

Police Officer Clarence Lawrence Eaton

Donora Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, August 16, 1902

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Clarence Lawrence Eaton

Police Officer Clarence Eaton was shot and killed while attempting to breakup a fight at a dance at a farm known as Heslep's Grove.

Several juveniles and young men had started fighting and Officer Eaton, who was off duty and attending the dance with his wife, had broken up the fight and told the subjects to be peaceful. A short time later the subjects began fighting again and one of the brothers of a juvenile ran to the location and immediately shot Officer Eaton, killing him.

The 24-year-old subject was arrested and charged with Policeman Eaton's murder. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 15 years. He was eventually released and died in 1914.

Officer Eaton was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to 15 years

off duty

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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 16, 2020

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