Chief of Police Silas E. Clark

Chief of Police Silas E. Clark

Springville Police Department, Utah

End of Watch Monday, November 22, 1897

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Silas E. Clark

Chief Clark was accidentally shot and killed by one of his officers inside of the police station. The two were loading their weapons when the officer's revolver discharged and struck Chief Clark in the stomach. He succumbed to his wound four days later.
Chief Clark had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and nine children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, November 18, 1897

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Rest In Peace Brother. We honor and remember you on the 120th anniversary of your E.O.W. Thank you for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 22, 2017

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