Detective Percy Lindsay Clark

Detective Percy Lindsay Clark

Salt Lake City Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Thursday, January 11, 1973

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Percy Lindsay Clark

Detective Clark was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two robbery suspects. He and other detectives had received information that the robbery was going to take place and followed the suspects to the location. After the men robbed the pharmacy they exited the building and Detective Clark told them they were under arrest. One of the suspects immediately opened fire with a 9 mm handgun, striking Detective Clark in the head. Other officers returned fire, killing one of the suspects and apprehended the other. The suspect who was arrested was committed to the state hospital.
Detective Clark had been with the agency for 21 years and was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 132

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Way back in 1966 my brother (who was only 16 years old at the time ) was arrested and charged with a robbery he did not commit.
He was held in jail for 30 days because my parents didn't have the money for the cash bond to bail him out.
Detective Clark got wind of it and was able to prove there was no way my brother commited the crime. Turns out the "eyewitness" that fingered my brother was the culprit.

Susan McCaskill
Private citizen

December 9, 2019

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