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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Rest In Peace. Unfortunately I never met you. I was born in California in 1953. My father Gene Cope Clark was your son born in 1925 in Texas. He died in California in 1968 of heart disease.

Patricia Farr born Patricia Clark

February 9, 2021

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