Captain James Edward Clark

Captain James Edward Clark

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, September 19, 1960

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James Edward Clark

Captain James Clark was killed when his patrol car collided with a Santa Fe Railroad freight train at a double-crossing on Highway 60-84 west of Cannon Air Force Base.

As he entered the crossing his vision was obscured by a barn, house, and tall sunflowers. The patrol struck the passing train and was dragged 142 feet.

Captain Clark had served with the New Mexico State Police for 23 years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 55
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

routine driving

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 52nd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

September 19, 2012

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