Patrolman William G. Clancy

Patrolman William G. Clancy

Boston Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Thursday, January 22, 1920

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William G. Clancy

Patrolman William Clancy was shot by an armed youth at a dance in Charlestown.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled January 1, 1953.

Patrolman Clancy was a veteran of WWI prior and had served with the Boston Police Department for one year. He was survived by his wife, 2-year-old son, and father. He is buried at Highland Cemetery with full military honors.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 months
  • Badge 24
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1953

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