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 always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 19, 2020

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