Railroad Policeman Howard R. Clark

Railroad Policeman Howard R. Clark

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, July 3, 1941

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Howard R. Clark

Railroad Policeman Howard Clark drowned after falling into the Housatonic River while patrolling the Housatonic River Railroad Bridge in Milford, Connecticut.

He was last seen at about 11:30 pm when he spoke to another railroad employee. A search was started after his sergeant could not locate him on the bascule bridge while making his rounds. His body was located near the Devon Power Plant two days later.

Policeman Clark was survived by his wife and five siblings.


  • Age 25
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Location Connecticut

foot patrol

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Policeman Clark, thank you for your efforts to help protect one of America's greatest assets, it's railroads. Though your sacrifice is just now being recognized, you will never be forgotten, Brother.

God Bless and may your eternal rest be ever peaceful.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

May 7, 2022

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