Police Officer John T. Clancy, Jr.

Police Officer John T. Clancy, Jr.

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, December 28, 1949

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John T. Clancy, Jr.

Police Officer John Clancy succumbed to injuries sustained four days earlier when his police motorcycle collided with a drunk driver on Aurora Avenue near Galer Street.

The driver of the other vehicle was charged with drunken and reckless driving.

Officer Clancy was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of WWII and had served with the Seattle Police Department for three years. He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 24, 1949
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

Impaired Driver, motorcycle crash

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In 2014, John Clancy, Jr. was posthumously awarded the Washington Law Enforcement Medal of Honor.

Officer Mike Severance
Seattle Police Department (Retired)

April 4, 2015

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