Investigator Melvin John Clark

Investigator Melvin John Clark

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol Tax Unit, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, June 17, 1947

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Melvin John Clark

Investigator Melvin Clark was shot and killed during a raid with federal and state liquor agents on a location in Homer, Georgia.

The agents had spread out in preparation of raiding the still. As they approached a state agent heard several shots and witnessed three men running from Investigator Clark's location. The state agent gave chase but was unable to catch the suspects.

When he returned to the scene he learned that Investigator Clark had been shot and killed.

The three men, all brothers, eventually turned themselves in. The man, 28, who shot Investigator Clark confessed and was sentenced to life in Atlanta Federal Prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Georgia
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Investigator Clark,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 17, 2022

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