Patrolman Richard Wayne Clark

Patrolman Richard Wayne Clark

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, April 3, 1986

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Richard Wayne Clark

Patrolman Richard Clark responded to a call of a "man with a gun" at 1427 West Lill Avenue.

An armed offender had taken his landlord hostage following a dispute. Officer Clark was shot and killed by the suspect as he arrived on the scene. The suspect was sentenced to death but later died while on death row.

Patrolman Clark was survived by his wife, daughter, and son. His son later became a Chicago police officer.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge 13034

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Deceased

weapons violation

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On this Memorial Day I give thanks to a man that was a brother to my father. Mr. Clark or as my dad would call him, “Skippy,” lives on in memory and in the stories that my father still tells me. Amazingly at how young I was I remember him playing with me at one of the FOP softball tournaments at Grant Park. All give some and some give all! Love you and thank you!

P/O Paul Heyden II

May 31, 2021

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