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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I graduated from St. John's Lutheran School in 1983. Julie was a few years behind me. But I remember her from cheerleading. All these years later, I remember my family looking at you Julie at the funeral of your father. I will never forget it. My Parents. Len and Dolores Heldt. Cared about your family and my Dad remembers when the new school was built. Saw your Dad in Church as well as your family. God Bless your father all these years. He is not forgotten. God Bless. My son is now a Chicago Firefighter. Rest Easy Officer Clark.


July 10, 2020

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